February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Champagne Pediatric Dentistry and Champagne Family dentistry kicked it off Saturday, Feb. 3 by collaborating with the Northern Nevada Dental Society and dental volunteers from the Reno and Sparks community to offer free dental care to more than 80 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

The eighth annual local “Give Kids A Smile” event, held for the second year at both of the Champagne practices in Sparks, provided preventative dental care, emergency treatment, and restorative care worth more than $64,000 to families who are members of the Boys & Girls Club and who expressed a great need for access to dental care.

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More than 15 doctors and dental volunteers from both Champagne practices and organizations such as Renown and the Northern Nevada Dental Society, arrived ready to offer care to the children at 8 a.m. and stayed until the last child was seen that afternoon.

“It is a such a wonderful sight seeing our doctors and staff join forces with the the local dental community to provide children necessary dental care that not every family can afford,” said Jason Champagne, DDS, CEO of Champagne Family Dentistry. “Our goal for the ‘Give Kids A Smile’ event is to address the preventative and urgent dental needs of children in our underserved communities and to be part of the solution by offering no-cost, quality care.”

The “Give Kids A Smile” program was launched nationally by the American Dental Association Foundation in 2003 and has helped more than 5.5 million underserved children receive free oral health services. In 2017, these free services were provided by more than 30,000 dental team members, 8,000 of whom are dentists. The national program is sponsored by Henry Schein, Colgate and KaVo Kerr.

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For more information about Champagne Family Dentistry, or to book an appointment, visit champagnedental.com