Minn. dentists to offer free dental care for kids

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Appointments are now open for needy children in Minnesota to receive free dental care next month.

The Minnesota Dental Association will hold its annual “Give Kids a Smile” charitable event Feb. 7-8.

Dentists will provide care to 6,000 children at over 200 dental clinics across Minnesota.

It’s the 12th consecutive year the event has been sponsored as part of national Children’s Dental Health Month in February. Since the program began, Minnesota dentists have provided fee care to nearly 50,000 young people and donated more than $15 million in services.

Patients seeking appointments should be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Advance appointments are required.

Parents can find a participating dentist by calling United Way 211 (just dial 2-1-1) or 1-800-543-7709 or by visiting http://www.mndental.org.

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