Wednesday marked the 12th year that Eastern Gateway Community College held its "Give Kids a Smile Program," which provides less fortunate children in the Ohio Valley a chance to get a free dental exam.
Program Director, Tammy Graham, said that every year they see a lot of the same children, and every year the children come back with less decay than before. Graham said she can tell that both and parents and children are very grateful.
Local dentists and dental assisting students volunteered their time to help out on Wednesday and Thursday. Graham added that the students who volunteer get great hands-on learning as well.
Children get to learn oral hygiene care as well, so they know how to brush and floss their teeth when they get home. "Give Kids a Smile" will run Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.