Free dental care for kids offered, Feb. 2

Submitted by GIVE KIDS A SMILE
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On Friday, February 2, 2018, members of the Toledo Dental Society will provide free dental care to hundreds of Northwest Ohio children at three locations as part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” program.

As many as 400 children will receive free dental care, including simple teeth cleanings, fillings and even tooth extractions.

This is the fifteenth year that the Toledo Dental Society has locally sponsored the “Give Kids a Smile” program. The American Dental Association created “Give Kids a Smile” in 2003 as a way to raise awareness of the importance of dental care for disadvantaged children.

Dentists and hygienists will provide the care for children up to and including age 18, from 8 AM until 5 PM, at these three locations. Appointments fill quickly. Call as soon as possible.

The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio
2138 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH.
Appointments: (419) 241-6215

U.T.M.C. Dental Residency Program, Main Hospital 2nd floor – Clinic 2-A 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo.
Appointments: (419) 383-3504y 1 in 4 children aged 2 to 11 years has untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Poor diet and lack of adequate oral hygiene are largely responsible. The National Institutes of Health report that 80 percent of tooth decay is found in just 25 percent of children.
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The Owens Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 2nd floor of Health Technology Hall
(The tall building with the big “O” sign at the top)
30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH.
Appointments: (567) 661-7294

The need for pediatric dental care is great. Nearly 1 in 4 children aged 2 to 11 years has untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Poor diet and lack of adequate oral hygiene are largely responsible. The National Institutes of Health report that 80 percent of tooth decay is found in just 25 percent of children.

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