Southern Illinois University's School of Dental Medicine is reminding it will be hosting the 15th annual Give Kids A Smile On Monday October 12th, qualifying children will receive free dental care. To qualify children must be eligible for free or reduced priced meal programs at their school.

But due to the pandemic, the school is requiring appointments this year rather than the traditional walk-in appointments they have done in the past. Dr. Katie Kosten, Director of Community Dentistry for the SIU School of Dentistry tells the Big Z they don’t expect that to cause any issues.

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Kids will get comprehensive dental care on the 12th, which includes examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, sealants, stainless steel crowns, and extractions. To schedule an appointment call 618-474-7200.

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