Posted: Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:38pm in News
On Saturday, February 8, 2014, up to 40 local children will see a dentist. For many, it could be the first time.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is hosting its 9th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day for kids ages 18 and younger who may not have access to dental care. The children receive free X-rays, fillings, fluoride treatments, and restorative work. The event takes place in SCTCC’s dental clinic.
“It’s a busy day, but seeing each of those kids smile after their visit really makes everything worth it,” said Charlotte Randall, a dental hygienist instructor at the college. Along with Randall, approximately 30 dental hygiene and dental assisting students and five faculty will be participating. Community dentists will also be volunteering their time. The program is sponsored by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and donations by local dentists.
This year marks the 12th Anniversary of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program, which helps put their vision of eliminating cavities in children by 2020 on the fast track. SCTCC has participated in the event for the past nine years