Good oral hygiene is an essential part of a healthy life, that’s why we’re a proud partner of Give Kids a Smile! Now in its 14th year and held at locations around Minnesota, this event provides free dental care to children and families in need.
In 2017, Give Kids a Smile will be offered February 3 and 4, and we expect a record turnout. Last year’s event provided much-needed treatment to over 3,000 young patients and this year should be even more impactful. According to the Minnesota Dental Association, in 2017 they expect to bring together the work of over 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics to serve up to 4,000 kids.
United Way 2-1-1 is proud to lend their services and provide scheduling assistance, especially for patients for whom English is a second language. Referral specialists place calls to participating clinics and provide language assistance, as needed, in order to schedule these important appointments.
Available treatments will include free exams, fillings and sealants and there are still openings available, so if you or someone you know may qualify for this program please call United Way 2-1-1 (simply dial 2-1-1) or visit mndental.org to get connected right away.