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Minnesota dentists to provide free dental care for kids

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dentists across Minnesota will provide free dental care for children in need at the annual Give Kids a Smile event next month.

Services will be available for up to 6,000 children at more than 200 dental offices on Feb. 6 and 7.

Patients seeking appointments should be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Appointments can be scheduled now by calling United Way 211 at 2-1-1 or the toll-free statewide number, 1-800-543-7709.

The Minnesota Dental Association sponsors the event. Since the program began, Minnesota dentists have provided free care to more than 60,000 children and donated services valued at more than $15 million.

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A list of clinics providing care is available at: www.mndental.org/gkas

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