Give Kids a Smile

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CASPER, WY - Community health center hosted Give Kids a Smile, where under-served children received a free dental cleaning.

Volunteers dressed as the tooth fairy for this year's theme.

Children received free cleanings, sealants, flouride, and x-rays from dentists.

Coupons from pizza ranch were given out to patients as prizes.

This year C-H-C partnered with Natrona County School District to help spread the word to parents.

Volunteers say there is a need to educate children on dental care.

"This is just kind of a reminder that they need to visit the dentist at least twice a year. Since this is just a yearly event we're trying to match them with the dental home. So that they have a dentist they can go to for all their treatment needs," said Event coordinator Keshia Brinkerhoff.

"We had a high amount of parents and students without dental support and we took this opportunity, felt like it was a good thing," said Mills elementary Principal Coebie Taylor- Logan.

This is the first annual event from C-H-C in Casper, but give kids a smile is a national organization.

Volunteers plan to host give kids a smile a couple times a year.

No future events are official yet due to being a new event for the community.