The annual Give Kids A Smile day will offer free dental care to Tucson children from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10.
The Arizona Department of Health Services says nearly 30 percent of Arizona children have urgent, untreated tooth decay such as swelling, pain and infection.
The event is aimed at children who do not qualify for Medicaid, or whose parents cannot afford dental care. Medicaid for kids in Arizona includes both the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and KidsCare.
The event will be held at Southwest Kids Dentistry, 6970 N. Oracle Road, Suite 110. Parents may register children up to age 18 at tucsonkid.com
Give Kids A Smile was created by the American Dental Association to reduce school absenteeism by eliminating oral pain. It is held statewide in February to recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month and to build awareness of children’s oral health issues and unmet needs.
Source: Arizona Daily Star