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Walk-in Dental Screenings Available for Preschoolers at Give Kids A Smile Event

Colgate Dental Van scheduled to appear on Saturday, February 2

BURLINGTON –Children ages 3-5 years are invited to receive free dental screenings on a walk-in basis on February 2, at the 10th Annual Give Kids A Smile event. The Colgate Dental Van is scheduled to appear at the event, taking place at the Alamance Children’s Dental Clinic, and a local pediatric dentist will provide screenings and parent education for preschoolers on the van from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary for preschoolers (ages 3-5 years).  Participating children will receive a free backpack and a toothbrush.

The Alamance County Health Department and the Alamance-Caswell Dental Society will be commemorating National Children’s Dental Access Day at the event. The Dental Clinic is located at 1914 McKinney Street in Burlington.

Give Kids A Smile provides an opportunity for children without dental insurance to receive free dental services. The event began in 2003 and since that time, participating dentists have performed more than $1 million in free dental services for children in Alamance and Caswell counties. The Give Kids A Smile Foundation was recently awarded $5,000 from Delta Dental to help support the mission of the local Give Kids A Smile event.