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NDSCS event to offer free dental services for children in need

Appointments must be made in advance by calling the NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic at 1-800-342-4325 ext. 3-2333 or 701-671-2333.

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WAHPETON, N.D. — Children with limited access to dental care will get an opportunity for free services next month at the North Dakota State College of Science.

The Give Kids a Smile event will be held at the Wahpeton campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Mayme Green Allied Health Center at 800 Sixth St. N. The initiative is a partnership between NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic and the American Dental Association, according to a new release.

“This nationwide event designates a day of free dental care for children who may have difficulty accessing dental care or families with limited financial resources,” the release said.

The clinic will perform teeth cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride applications and oral health education for children ages 3 to 18, the release said. Other services may include basic restorative procedures, simple extractions and patient exams.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling the NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic at 800-342-4325 ext. 3-2333 or 701-671-2333. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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