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Jackson dental group offers day of free care

Source: Kool smiles website Source: Kool smiles website
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Uninsured Jackson children without access to a dentist will be able to receive needed dental care at no cost during the Kool Smiles “Sharing Smiles” free care day on Sunday, May 15.

“While Kool Smiles is proud to provide quality, affordable dental care to families with various forms of insurance, including Medicaid, we also recognize there are many children in our community who have no insurance and whose families cannot afford regular trips to the dentist,” said Dr. Brad Bryan, Managing Dental Director at Kool Smiles.

Kool Smiles dentists will provide free dental care to area children up to 18 years of age, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at 4463 N. State Street in Jackson, telephone number 601-714-2908. 

Available treatments will include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, fillings, and baby tooth root canals and crowns.

Treatments will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and treatment offerings will be determined by the dentist.

If left untreated, dental decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating and chewing, and more serious infections - some of which can be life threatening. 

“Children who do not have regular access to a dentist often have advanced dental decay and their treatment needs are significant,” continued Dr. Bryan.  “We want to put a smile back on the faces of these children by getting them the dental care they need, but which their families cannot afford.”

Sharing Smiles Day is an annual event hosted by Kool Smiles Dentistry for Kids.

Last year, Kool Smiles dentists provided free dental care to more than 400 children in need.

They hope to double that number this year.  

In an effort to serve Jackson children who are in the greatest need, eligibility will be limited to children who have no form of dental insurance.

The Kool Smiles website provides more information on the Sharing Smiles free care day, including where children in need of dental care can find a nearby participating office.

Those interested can visit the Sharing Smiles website

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