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Woodbury Dentists to Offer Free Care Through ‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program

The volunteers will work Feb. 1-2 in 200 locations across the state, providing a variety of free treatments to children who face barriers to care.

Woodbury Dentists to Offer Free Care Through ‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program

The Minnesota Dental Association is offering free dental services through its Give Kids a Smile program on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, and a few other days in the upcoming weeks.

The program provides services to children of low-income families who face barriers to dental care.

Local clinics offering the free services include:

Art & Science Family Dentistry

Location: 1000 Radio Drive, Suite 240, Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-739-1894

Services: Exams, cleanings, fluoride varnishes, sealants, X-rays, fillings, extractions. 

Date: Feb. 1 

Hours: 8 a.m. to noon

The Oral Surgery Center 

Location: 8401 Seasons Parkway, Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-738-2341

Services: Single tooth extractions of decayed teeth. 

Date: Feb. 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Century College Dental Clinic 

Location: 3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: 651-779-5787 

Services: Exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride varnish, X-ray, oral hygiene education. 

Languages offered: Spanish, Hmong 

Date: Feb. 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Park Dental High Pointe

Location: 8980 Hudson Blvd., Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Phone: 651-735-9057 

Website: parkdental.com 

Services: Exams, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, X-rays, fillings, extractions. Children up to age 15 only.

Date: Feb. 1

Hours: 1-5 p.m.

See all participating clinics here.

How to Register

To make an appointment, review the list of dental clinics. Interested parties may also call United Way 2-1-1 (just dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709) for assistance.

According to the association's website, before making an appointment, keep the following things in mind:

  • Dental professionals who are donating their time and talents to this program are concerned about the growing number of children who are unable to access needed dental care. Patients will typically not be asked any questions about eligibility for this free care. It's important to know that children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must have an appointment in advance. Sorry, but same-day, walk-in care is not available on these day.
  • Services will vary from preventive care, which includes cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatment, to restorative care, which includes fillings. Information on specific services that will be provided will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled. Please keep in mind that time is limited and not all identified dental needs may be addressed during this charitable event.
  • Each participating dental office can set its own age range. Typically, the age range is 3 to 18. But, since it may vary, it's important that parents ask this question when making an appointment for their child.
  • Please remind families to respect the clinic's time and dedication. For every child who doesn't show up for his or her appointment, another child could have been helped. If the family must cancel, they should give the clinic at least a day's notice, so the clinic can identify another child who could benefit from free care.

 

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