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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 19, 2004

UI Dental Students To Perform Dental Health Puppet Show

As a part of Children's Dental Health Month, University of Iowa College of Dentistry students will perform a dental health puppet show at the Iowa Children's Museum at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville Saturday, Feb. 21; Friday, Feb. 27; and Saturday, Feb. 28.

The 10-minute puppet show will be performed by UI students involved with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Following the show, children are invited to meet the students and practice proper tooth-brushing techniques while "brushing" the puppets' teeth.

The museum also features a dental gallery, and children will be given free samples of toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The Saturday shows run between 2 and 4 p.m., and the Friday shows run between 6 and 7:30 p.m. There is an admission fee for the Children's Museum on Saturdays, but the Friday performances are free.

For more information, contact Cathy Skotowski at the UI College of Dentistry at 319-335-7484 or by e-mail at cathy-skotowski@uiowa.edu.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu. Writer: Tiffany Bronk