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Toledo Dental Society holding 18th Give Kids a Smile event in September

Toledo Dental Society is participating in its 18th Give Kids A Smile day.
Toledo Dental Society is participating in its 18th Give Kids A Smile day.
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 9:06 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Members of the Toledo Dental Society are holding their 18th “Give Kids a Smile” program, which provides free dental care for children of families who otherwise could not afford it.

The American Dental Association created the program almost 20 years ago. The work these dentists do include anything from a simple cleaning to tooth extraction. Dentists say it’s part of showing kids a trip to the dentist is not as scary as it seems.

”[The] goal is to find all those kids who may fall through the cracks, whether it’s insurance or access and get them in. Just get dental care started for the first time and show the kids, the families that dental care doesn’t have to be painful. It sets up a long term relationship with the dentist for a healthy smile,” said Dr. Ben Simonton, local chairperson of the program.

Appointments will be offered on two different days, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday, September 24
  • The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio: (567) 400-2024
  • The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio - Findlay Office: (419) 422-7664
  • University of Toledo Department of Dentistry: (419) 291-7208
Monday, September 27
  • The Owens Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic: (567) 661-7294

Dentists and hygienists will provide free dental care, including simple teeth cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions for children up to age 18.

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