Friday, Feb. 5 – Give Kids a Smile – free dental appointments for children in need

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GKAS_Logo_10th_CMYKWILLMAR, Minn. (January 2016) – Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar is joining with dental professionals across the state to provide free care to children whose families face barriers to dental care.

Free dental services will be provided for children ages 1-18, including a screening, cleaning, fluoride varnish, sealants, oral hygiene instruction, and patient education.

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The clinic office is located at 301 Becker Ave. SW.  Persons interested in scheduling an appointment on Feb 5, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm may call the Dental Clinic at 320-214-2620. Patients seeking appointments should be under the age of 18 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The Minnesota Dental Association is sponsoring this statewide outreach effort, called GIVE KIDS A SMILE because dentists are committed to providing all children with dental care and helping eliminate barriers to care throughout Minnesota.

Now celebrating its eleventh consecutive year, GIVE KIDS A SMILE has provided free dental care to tens of thousands of children. About 200 clinics across the state will open their doors for this program on Feb. 5 and 6, 2016.

Rice Regional Dental Clinic would like to thank the following community partners: West Central Interpreting Services, Erberts’ and Gerberts’ Sandwich Shop, Minnesota Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association – Component 3, American Dental Association, United Way, Rice Regional Dental Clinic, volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, office staff, public health nurses.

The Minnesota Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Minnesota, representing 78% of practicing dentists.  It is committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans.  Learn more at www.mndental.org. Rice Regional Dental Clinic American Dental Association

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