Give Kids a Smile
Appointments are now being accepted for Give Kids a Smile, a free charitable program coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association to provide free dental care to children in need throughout Minnesota. This two day, statewide event will be held on Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3, 2018 at participating clinics. Some dental clinics may offer alternative dates.
Dental professionals from around the state volunteer their services to make quality care available to children in need. One in every four children suffers from dental decay and that number rises for children from lower-income families, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Dentists know that untreated dental decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning. Give Kids a Smile is an effort to address these issues.
Appointments are still available for Give Kids a Smile. You can find participating clinics near you by visiting the online clinic list or calling the United Way by dialing 2-1-1.
You can also visit Give Kids A Smile for more information.