Local Give Kids a Smile program provides free dental care for 130 children

YOUNGSTOWN — Area volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistant students provided free dental care to 130 children today and Friday as part of the Ohio Dental Association’s 12th annual Give Kids a Smile program.

The children, mostly from Head Start programs in Trumbull County and a few students from Choffin Career and Technical Center, came to the Choffin Accredited School of Dental Assisting and the Youngstown State University Dental Hygiene programs, where dentists from the Corydon Palmer Dental Society provided oral exams and X-rays, cleaned teeth and filled cavities.

Even tooth extractions and root canals are done when necessary, said Dr. Sergio Nadler, Corydon Palmer coordinator of the event. He is one of 16 area dentists who volunteered their services today and Friday, along with five dental hygienists and some 20 Choffin dental assistant students.

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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