A FREE CHARITABLE DENTAL EVENT FOR KIDS (TYPICALLY AGES 3 – 18) WHO FACE BARRIERS TO ACCESSING DENTAL CARE. DENTAL PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AND TALENTS TO PROVIDE CARE FREE OF CHARGE.
When: Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, 2022 (some clinics have alternative dates)
Location: Participating dental clinics throughout Minnesota
Appointments: Visit website for participating clinic locations https://www.mndental.org/events/give-kids-a-smile/find-a-participating-clinic/
or call United Way 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709 and a Community Resource Specialist will assist in locating a clinic near you
Eligibility: Families will not be asked any eligibility questions
For more information see: Free Dental Care for Children
Some common questions….
How are appointments scheduled?
After January 1, 2022, parents/families can call United Way 2-1-1 and a Community Resource Specialist will assist in locating a participating dental provider from a list on the Minnesota Dental Association’s website and provide a referral to a participating dental provider in their area. Parents/Families must schedule the appointment directly with the participating dental provider. Each child must have an appointment unless otherwise noted on the participating provider listing. Appointments fill up fast, so schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
What services will be provided?
Services will vary from preventive care, which includes cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatment, to restorative care, which includes fillings. Information on specific services being 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.
What is the age range of kids who will be seen?
Each participating dental provider can set their own age range. Typically, the age range is 3 to 18. Since it may vary, it is very important that parents/families ask this question when making an appointment for their child(ren).