Give Kids a Smile provides free dental care for Minnesota kids in need, and the next event is coming up soon!
We all know going to the dentist is important, and even more so for kids! However, for some it’s not something that’s easy to fit into the budget. Give Kids a Smile is an event coming up throughout Minnesota. This year’s clinics will be held February 4 and 5, 2022. The purpose of this charitable outreach program is to provide free care to low-income children in need.
Please note: While most clinics are scheduling appointments for February 4 and 5, there are a few that have alternative dates – some as early as January 24.
If your child could benefit from this program, please refer to the list of dental clinics here on the Minnesota Dental Association website. There are dental offices all over the state taking part in the program. You may find it helpful to use your browser’s “find” function to search this list for the name of your town, zip code, county, languages provided or service.
Making an Appointment
Find a dental clinic in your area, and then call the clinic to make an appointment. Please note that services provided vary, so discuss any specific dental concerns your child may have. The dental services described are not guaranteed and may be limited by time and the severity of any particular case. Please keep in mind that professionals are volunteering their time to serve your child. Once you have made an appointment for your child, make every possible effort to keep that commitment.
Generally, patients must be 18 years or younger, but check with clinic to see if they treat a specific age range. Patients must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Walk-in appointments are not available.
If You Need Assistance or Translation Services
Please call United Way 2-1-1 (or 800-543-7709), where Information and Referral Specialists can assist you in Hmong, Somali and Spanish Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The specialists there can place a three-way call to the dental clinic and assist you in making an appointment.