Local Dentists Giving Kids Free Dental Care

By: Ali Ingersoll Email
By: Ali Ingersoll Email
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Doctors David Aicher and Jerome Hansen are seeing dozens of kids as part of Give Kids a Smile Day. Through working with the American Dental Association and Wisconsin Dental Association, as well as local schools and social services, the dentists are giving free dental work to children who do not have dental insurance and otherwise would not receive care.

"We have them scheduled for an hour so whatever services we can accommodate and accomplish in that hour, whatever care we can give them, we'll take care of for them," says Dr. David Aicher.

"It's a good opportunity for a lot of different children," says Jessica Donnelly, the mother of a young girl who is taking advantage of the services.

Aside from doing dental work, the staff members at the office are also taking the time to teach the kids about good dental hygiene.

"I don't think there is anything more beautiful than a child's smile," says Dr. Aicher. "Not only from a beauty standpoint, but also having healthy teeth and gums is very important."

The doctors are seeing around 45 patients. They had to sign up ahead of time for the services. There are more than 1,000 events going on nationwide for Give Kids a Smile Day.

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