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NTC to host Give Kids a Smile event Feb. 1

NTC will offer free dental screenings for children ages 1-18 from on Feb. 1 as part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program. (Pioneer file photo)

BEMIDJI -- Northwest Technical College will offer free dental screenings for children ages 1-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, as part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program.

Screenings will be provided by dentists and NTC dental assisting students. NTC typically provides more than $4,000 worth of free care during the annual event.

“Give Kids a Smile is an opportunity for any child to be seen by a dentist and have basic preventive and minor restorative work done at no expense to the family,” Julie Dokken, director of NTC’s dental assisting program, said in a release. “It is great for the dental assisting students to use the skills they have learned to provide a community service.”

Give Kids A Smile is celebrated nationally each year on the first Friday in February; events also take place throughout the year, such as back-to-school events in August.

Service is available by appointment only, call (218) 556-3666 and ask for Angie.