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'Give Kids A Smile' To Be Held Saturday

The Wichita Sedgwick County Oral Health Coalition is hosting “Give Kids A Smile Day” this Saturday. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that the event gives free dental care to 350,000 children nationwide who don’t have insurance…

This year’s "Give Kids A Smile Day" has been expanded to include children living in Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, and Harper Counties. Judy Johnston, who helps coordinate the event, says it's open to children ages 2 to 12, but reservations are necessary.

“Every child who comes through the event will get their teeth cleaned, they will get a set of x-rays, they’ll get at least a visual exam of the teeth,” Johnston says.

Dentists will also give fillings, root canals and crowns to those who need them. The event will take place from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at GraceMed Clinic on North Topeka in Wichita. In past years, as many as 250 children in need of dental care have been treated at the event.

To make a reservation in English, call (316) 882-1922.

To make a reservation in Spanish, call (316) 882-1966.