Detroit dental school gives ortho care to foster kids

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry is joining a Michigan project to provide orthodontic care to the state's foster children.

The program is a partnership between faculty and students in the postgraduate orthodontics department at UDM and the Detroit Department of Human Services. The effort is being coordinated by an organization called For the Seventh Generation, which matches donations of goods and services with foster children, foster families, and young adults aging out of the foster care system.

In April, 31 children and teens who are permanent wards of Michigan's foster care system were screened for orthodontic treatments through the program, according to the university.

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