Free dental exams for children available on Feb. 19

From Star Press: 

MUNCIE, Ind. – Meridian Health Services is providing free dental exams for children ages 1-14 years on Monday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meridian Dental locations throughout Indiana.

The event, “Give Kids a Smile,” is part of a nationwide initiative led by the American Dental Association to provide children in need with quality oral health care and education.

Oral health is a vital part of whole-person health. Untreated dental diseases can contribute to serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Regular checkups and professional care are the keys to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

The free dental exam will include an exam with a dentist, polishing, cleaning, and fluoride application. Schedule an appointment in advance by calling 866-306-2647. Walk-ins are welcome. However, space is limited and appointments are encouraged to avoid wait times.

Meridian Dental locations include:

Anderson: 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson, IN 46016; Phone: 765-641-7684

Elwood: 1518 Main St., Elwood, IN 46036; Phone: 765-552-0841

Marion: 911 N. Western Ave., Marion, IN 46952; Phone: 765-573-2040

Muncie: 110 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie, IN 47304; Phone: 765-213-3939

Portland: 406 W. Votaw St., Portland, IN 47371; Phone: 260-202-2204