Free dental care is coming to children in Tucson on May 21.
There’s limited space for Kool Smiles’ third annual Sharing Smiles Day so parents will want to make an appointment.
“At Kool Smiles, we believe every child should have a dentist,” said Dr. Ray Gifford, managing dental director for Kool Smiles. “While we’re proud to accept a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicaid and TRICARE, we also know there are children in our community who do not have dental insurance and whose parents can’t afford to pay out of pocket for needed dental treatments. Sharing Smiles Day is an opportunity for our dentists and staff to give back to the community and bring smiles to children in need.”
Kool Smiles dentists will provide free dental care to area children up to 18 years of age from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2990 S. Sixth Ave in Tucson.
The event is first come, first served and having an appointment does not guarantee a child will be seen. Services include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, and restorative care.
In 2016, Kool Smiles' dentists provided free dental care to more than 500 children in need.