Blinn’s Dental Hygiene Program providing free dental exams, cleanings at annual Give Kids a Smile event

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Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 6:24 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Blinn College dental hygiene students are offering free dental care to children across the Brazos Valley.

Students and dental professionals will volunteer their time and expertise to provide free dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, sealants, and oral health education for preschool and elementary-age children.

The Give Kids a Smile event is an initiative to provide free dental services to local children without access to regular dental care.

Parents and guardians can schedule appointments for the event on April 13 by calling 979-209-7485.

The annual Give Kids a Smile clinic will take place from 3-7 p.m. at Blinn’s Post Office Center located at 301 Post Office Street in Bryan.

If appointments fill up for the April 13 event, children will be placed on a waitlist to receive free oral health care on another date.

The Blinn Dental Hygiene Program has hosted the annual event since 2008, providing more than $240,000 in free dental services. A national initiative of the American Dental Association, GKAS supplies oral health care to local children who lack access to regular dental care. The event is coordinated, planned, and executed by Blinn dental hygiene students as a component of their community dentistry course.