Apple Valley, MN (PressExposure) January 10, 2012 -- Apple Valley dentists, Dr. Shelley Wakefield and Dr. Bennett Isabella, will participate again this year in the Minnesota Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile program to be held February 3, 2012.
In its 10th consecutive year, the Give Kids A Smile program provides children from financially challenged families with needed dental work. Along with providing important dental services to those unable to afford it, the Give Kids A Smile program is effective in raising awareness of the challenges that disadvantaged families face in providing their children with needed dental care.
Services that the Dakota Dental team will donate for this charitable outreach program will vary from preventative oral health care, fluoride treatments, cleanings and sealants to restorative services such as fillings.
"Our Dakota Dental Clinic is honored to join with the Minnesota Dental Association and dentists across the state to make vital dental services available for every child." said Dr. Wakefield. "Tooth decay is a serious problem - considered to be the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting 50% of first graders in the United States. Sadly, it's estimated that over 52 million school hours are missed annually due to oral health issues related to tooth decay."
Along with providing dental services for the Give Kids A Smile program, Dr. Wakefield and Dr. Isabella speak to schools, parenting and church groups and other organizations within the community to advocate for proper oral health care and wellness.
Individuals interested in receiving free dental services through the Give Kids A smile program should be 18 years or younger and need to have a parent or legal guardian accompany them. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Dakota Dental Apple Valley Dental Clinic at 952-431-5774.
Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry serves the southern Minneapolis/Saint Paul suburbs. Located in the Pennock Professional Building in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Dakota Dental Center provides comprehensive dental work including, but not limited to, preventative dental services, restorative dental procedures, dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, dentistry for kids, low anxiety dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and dental emergency services.