Marillac Health in Grand Junction will be holding their 16th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" bringing smiles once again to those who cannot afford dental care. This event is FREE to children without dental insurance.

 

Launched nationally in 1993 by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a way to bring dental care to the uninsured children that need it, roughly 400,000 children get badly needed dental care as a result of the day,

Twenty-five percent of children aged two to eleven have cavities in their baby teeth that have gone untreated, including children on Medicaid.

According to Kristy Schmidt, Community and Development Director, the event this year is a bit different than last year " as our focus is on the pre-teen, teenage population primarily. At this age, many teens may not have a healthy diet and may be consuming more sodas, candy, and foods that are not healthy for their teeth."

The Give Kids A Smile event will be held on February 7 at the Marillac Health Dental Clinic, 2333 N. 6 Street in Grand Junction from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. Appointments are required and those interested can call 970 298 6320 to schedule it.

MarillacHealth is a Community Health Center providing essential health care to Mesa County residents with Medicaid, Medicare, Uninsured and Underinsured. Our comprehensive healthcare services include primary medical (OB, Prenatal and Primary), mental health, dental, and optical. Two locations in Mesa County.  The main clinic location is at 2333 N. 6th Street and a second clinic located in the Mesa County Health Department.