Give Kids A Smile' set for Feb. 1
North Country Dental in Cloquet will once again provide "Give Kids A Smile," an event that provides free, preventative dental services to local qualifying children from underserved families. Give Kids A Smile will be held from 8-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at North Country Dental, 716 14th St., Cloquet.
Nearly one in four children ages 2-11 have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year. This event is held annually to provide free dental services, raise awareness of epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring here and across the country, and to raise awareness of the need to build local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis. This event is part of the American Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile Program, and last year, more than 44,800 dental team members nationwide participated in Give Kids A Smile.
For more information, contact North Country Dental at 218-879-5271.