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Kids, parents learn dangers of soda to teeth at SIU dental school GKAS event

Soda effect: Dental students (from left) Drew Evans, Cody Gass and Bailey Eilering provide interactive education on effects of sodas on teeth to a mother and son at a Give Kids a Smile event on Oct. 14 at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. In all, 118 kids registered for the event. Procedures provided included 116 examinations, 131 radiographs, 103 prophies, 102 fluoride varnish treatments, 33 restorations, 143 sealants and four stainless steel crowns. The total dental treatment provided was valued at $47,362.