Public health hosts free kids dental day

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Clark County Public Health will host a free dental clinic for kids in February.

The Children’s Dental Health Day clinic runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Clark College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Driving directions and parking maps are available at http://www.clark.edu/maps.

The clinic is open to children ages 2 to 19 who live in Clark and Skamania counties and do not have dental insurance. Clinic services include X-rays, sealants, fluoride treatment, fillings and extractions. Cleans are not provided.

Children will be seen by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 360-397-8000 ext. 7371 or 360-397-8020.

Volunteers will provide parents with oral health information and answer questions.

This is sixth year of the annual event, which typically serves about 300 children. Last year, volunteers, dentists, hygienists and other oral health professionals provided dental services valued at more than $100,000.