More than 30 children benefited from free dental care at Main Street Dental Clinic in Blooming Prairie at the “Give Kids a Smile” event on Saturday, and 200 dental clinics statewide offered 6000 kids up to 18 years of age dental treatments.
A dental assistant at the Main Street Dental Clinic said about 35 kids had booked up for treatment.
Seven-year-old Elena Salinas was one of those children receiving new smiles.
“This is her first time at the dentist and our first time here,” said Elena’s father, Robert Salinas Jr. “Everything they are doing here is great and welcoming.”
Following their appointments the children were given a goodie bag containing a toothbrush and various other items.
“It’s rewarding to know you have helped many children with their dental care.”