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Free dental care for Lafayette uninsured children Feb. 22

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Uninsured Lafayette 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, February 22.

“While Kool Smiles is proud to provide quality, affordable dental care to families with various forms of insurance, including Medicaid, we also recognize that 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.

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

Dental care will be provided to area children up to 18 years of age from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 22 at Kool Smiles Dental Clinic in Lafayette, 2001 NW Evangeline Thwy. 

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.

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 at mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles.

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