“Give Kids a Smile” day returns to NDSCS

NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic will be participating in the annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day on February 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NDSCS Dental Clinic in Wahpeton, N.D.  This nationwide event designates a day for free dental care for those ages three to 20 who may have difficulty accessing dental care.  The clinic will be providing dental care to families with limited financial resources.

Services provided may include basic restorative procedures, simple extractions and patient exams. NDSCS Dental Students will perform cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride application and oral health education. Over $20,000 worth of donated services was provided to local children in 2011 with the help of volunteers, local and regional dentists, hygienists, assistants and the NDSCS Dental Education Department staff and students.

“We are looking forward to helping children again this year and our goal is very simple – to provide quality dental services to those in need. We really are looking to give children, and their families, a reason to smile,” commented NDSCS GKAS Program Coordinator Lucinda Johnson.

All patients must have appointments in advance.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Allied Dental Education Clinic at 701-671-2333.

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