Annual "Give Kids A Smile" event This Saturday

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Updated: 2/06 12:05 pm

SPARKS, NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--In support of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, Champagne Family Dentistry will host ‘Give Kids A Smile.’ The event will provide a day of free dental services to underprivileged children in the Reno/Sparks community who have pre-qualified for care. The event will take place on Saturday, February 8th from 8:00 am — 2:00 pm at 735 Sparks Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434.

         Dentists and team members will volunteer their time and services to provide screenings, treatments, and education to children in need. Nearly sixty children will receive free dental services to support the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program—a program that offers low cost dental care to qualifying children. The sponsors for the event will be Guru Dental Patient Education Software and Henry Schein.

         “We created our ‘Give Kids A Smile’ event to address the urgent dental needs of our pediatric community and to highlight problems that remain in underprivileged areas. We want to be a part of the solution—our children deserve a better health care system that addresses their dental needs. We also worry about the thousands of children who need dental care who won’t be at the event—the ones who continue to have trouble eating, sleeping, and paying attention in class because their teeth are in such bad shape,” said Dr. Jason Champagne.

         Champagne Family Dentistry has participated in the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program since its inception roughly nine years ago. In addition, the Champagne team provides year round volunteer services during normal hours of operation. The practice plans to expand its community outreach efforts in 2014 to further help benefit local businesses and local families in the Reno/Sparks community.

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