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Free wisdom teeth removal eases college costs for some Kitsap students

For Megan Turner, 19, any way to chisel down the $27,000 per year cost of attendance at Florida College in Temple Terrence, Florida, is worthwhile. So when Turner’s sister told her about the new Wisdom for Wisdom program, a Kitsap OMS program providing selected applicants with free wisdom teeth removal to free up money for their tuition, she knew she wanted to apply.

“My parents would be helping me with this, but since they don’t have to, because of the scholarship, that burden has been taken off,” Turner said. “We had the opportunity. And I took it.”

The cost to remove wisdom teeth varies, but the surgery tends to cost around $2,500, with the fees a patient would pay out of pocket depending on insurance, according to Dr. Sukhdeep Dhaliwal, oral surgeon at Kitsap OMS.

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