Dentists volunteer to provide free care to needy children
Published: February 3, 2006 | 3433rd good news item since 2003
ST. PAUL – Needy children can get free dental care today and tomorrow.
It’s the fourth annual “Give Kids a Smile Day,” and it’s available to children whose families can’t afford to pay for dental care.
Volunteer dentists and other dental professionals expect to provide free dental care to more than six-thousand children at more than 180 locations around Minnesota.
Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-543-7790 or dialing 2-1-1.
Children must be under age 18 and can obtain checkups, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings or more involved care.
The program is coordinated and led by the Minnesota Dental Association, with help from Three-M, Patterson Dental Supply, HealthPartners, United Way and the Minnesota Dental Foundation.