Image courtesy Minnesota Dental Association

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care for children in need on February 4 and 5. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has nearly 1,000 dental professionals volunteering at over 50 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile.

KLGR-area dentists participating include:

Green Lake Dental
(320) 796-2158
163 Highway 23 NE, Suite 1
Spicer, MN 56288
Services Offered: Exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride varnishes, sealants, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, space maintainers
Event Date (Day 1): 2/4/22
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Carris Health Dental Clinic
(320) 214-2620
301 Becker Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Services Offered: Screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnishes, sealants
Event Date (Day 1): 2/4/22
Office Hours: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Spanish, Somali, Karen

Finding a clinic with open appointments can be done by calling United Way 211 (just dial 2-1-1) or by visiting Appointments can then be scheduled directly with the dental office. No eligibility questions are asked, in an effort to remove any possible barrier to care.

Patients must be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Specific services provided at each location will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled. Volunteers speaking multiple languages are also available at many locations to help with language barriers.

Minnesota dentists have provided free care to more than 81,000 children and donated services valued at more than $24 million since 2003.