LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of South Georgia children had an opportunity Friday to get healthier teeth thanks to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
Friday, the college participated in national "Give Kids A Smile Day". 50 kids between the ages of three and nine who did not have dental insurance or Medicaid received a free dental check up at the college as part of the college's celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month.
Dentists in the Valdosta-Lowndes County area volunteer for the event each year and work along side Wiregrass dental students to provide cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and more to the kids.
Dr. James C. Broadfoot, President of the South District of the Georgia Dental Association, said he always looks forward to this event. "We really look forward to comin' out here. It's important for the public to understand that we are the face of trying to make awareness of dental health," Dr. Broadfoot pointed out.
Wiregrass's dental program director said the college has participated in "Give Kids A Smile Day" for the past four years, and will expand it in the future if necessary.