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2/3/06-Tyler

Local Dentists Give Children A Brighter Smile For Free

More than 40 children left St. Paul Children's Dental Clinic today with a brighter smile. Local dentists came together for Give A Kid A Smile Day and gave free dental care to children in need. Tyler ISD children who had severe dental problems were chosen to receive treatment today. Many of them had never been to the dentist before.

"We want their first experience to be a very pleasant experience," Tyler ISD Lead Nurse, Nancy Jones. "We're doing some teaching as they are back there, talking to them about brushing and what to eat, what not to east, so they can care for them. We are also talking to parents about the importance of having dental care." Give A Kid A Smile is an annual program put on by the Texas Dental Association. This is the 4th year St. Paul Children's Dental Clinic has held the event.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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