Volunteer dentists and dental professionals across Minnesota are providing free dental care for more than 6,000 children in need. The Minnesota Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile program includes two free days of dental care for children who would otherwise not be seen by a dentist.
What you need to know
- Patients seeking appointments should be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- To schedule an appointment, call United Way 211 (just dial 2-1-1), or the statewide toll-free number 1-800-543-7709. Information on specific services provided will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled.
- Find a list of clinics providing care at www.mndental.org/gkas
- Volunteers speaking multiple languages are available to eliminate language barriers.
Tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease, affecting 50 percent of U.S. first graders. Since Give Kids a Smile began, Minnesota dentists have provided free care to more than 60,000 young children and donated services valued at more than $15 million.