The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton served 85 children last week during the annual “Give Kids a Smile” event. The volunteer dentists and staff provided more than $53,000 in preventative, restorative, and surgical treatment for the children who participated on October 14th.

Dr. Katie Kosten, the Director of Community Dentistry for SIU-Dental School, tells the Big Z, it is important to make education fun for the kids.

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“Give Kids a Smile Day” annually offers free comprehensive dental care, including examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, sealants, stainless steel crowns, and extractions.

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