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A child receiving treatment at the Give Kids a Smile Day (Credit: SIU School of Dental Medicine) A child receiving treatment at the Give Kids a Smile Day (Credit: SIU School of Dental Medicine)

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The 12th annual Give Kids a Smile Day will take place at Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine in Alton on Oct. 9.

“We are excited and prepared to provide treatment to hundreds of children. We especially hope those needing urgent dental care will come see us. This is a wonderful opportunity to have dental concerns addressed and have some fun at the same time,” said Dr. Katie Kosten, assistant professor in the SIU SDM and director of community dentistry. “Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to be treated. Apart from dental treatment, we’ll provide education, games, and some additional health screenings for all children who participate.”

The one-day event, located at the school’s main clinic building 263 at 2800 College Avenue, will allow an average of over 200 children to receive free dental care.

Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Walk-ins will be welcome between 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Contact Valerie Donahue at (618) 474-7200 or at vdonahu@siue.edu for more information.

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