Some El Pasoans will have an opportunity to get a teeth cleaning ... free of charge.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's Hunt School of Dental Medicine is offering free screenings and cleanings during its 3-day Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic.

Cleanings and screenings will be done by faculty and student providers at the school.

Photo By: Tommie Morelos
Photo By: Tommie Morelos

The purpose is part of the Hunt School of Dental Medicine's mission - providing "access to the clinic's services will allow residents to address oral health early and receive treatment before conditions worsen and become costlier."

The 3-day event will be happening May 8-10.

The clinic opened in 2021 and since then students and staff have treated 1,500 patients in the clinic, providing more than 7,100 hours of clinical care.


"Our students provide efficient care under faculty supervision in a clinic equipped with the latest technology," said Fady F. Faddoul, D.D.S., M.S.D., professor and associate dean of clinical affairs. "Free dental days are an opportunity for the Hunt School of Dental Medicine to have a long-term impact on the health and well-being of our community."

Here is the schedule and who is eligible:

  • Monday, May 8: Residents of the 79901 and 79905 ZIP code
  • Tuesday, May 9: Adults 55 and older from West Texas and Southern New Mexico
  • Wednesday, May 10: College students from West Texas and Southern New Mexico (UTEP, El Paso Community College, Doña Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, Western Technical College and Southwest University)

The three days of screenings and cleanings are covered by a $50,000 investment from the Marathon Dental Patient Fund and a $10,000 grant from the Anderson Charitable Foundation Senior Dental Fund.

According to TTUHSC, there is only one dentist per every 4,840 residents in El Paso County, compared to the national average of one in every 1,638.

So go ahead and take advantage of those free cleanings and screenings if you're eligible!

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