Give Kids a Smile
Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:50 PM


The Minnesota Dental Association and thousands of Minnesota dental professionals are sponsoring FREE dental care to low-income children on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5.  The dental care will be available in many locations. To find a participating dental office, parents may call United Way (Dial 2-1-1) or 1-800-543-7709.  Operators will have a list of participating dental offices and will be able to direct people to a location in their area.  Parents will then call the dental office to schedule an appointment.  An online list of participating dental offices will also be available at  All patients must have appointments in advance and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  


Services will vary from preventive care (cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatments) to restorative care (fillings). Typically, clinics treat children ranging in age from 3 to age 18.  When calling for an appointment, parents should mention the ‘Give Kids a Smile’ program, ask about any age requirements and ask about specific services at that location.  Learn more at