For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2017

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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Laurel Ridge Community College dental hygiene students and faculty are partnering with Valley Pediatric Dentistry to offer a variety of free dental services to children under 18 and those with special needs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Cleanings, X-rays, exams, fluoride treatment, sealants and emergency tooth extractions will be offered in the Dental Hygiene Clinic in the Alson Smith Building at Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane.  dental image

This is the second year that Valley Pediatric Dentistry is participating in Give Kids a Smile, a program launched in 2003 by the American Dental Association. It has since provided free oral health services to 5.5 million children. It is the first year that the program is being held at Laurel Ridge.

Because there will only be 10 walk-in spots available, an appointment is required. To make an appointment, call 540-667-5437, or visit, or send a request via Facebook.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.