Local dentists support 'Give Kids a Smile Day' event

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SEEKONK — To recognize February as dental health month, the office of Dr. Lisa Daft in Seekonk recently held the first ever Give Kids a Smile Day.

The event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was established to provide free dental care to children in the community, ages 4-18, who might not otherwise have access to treatment.

Dr. Daft was joined by Dr. Chris Vanderpool, Dr. John Balamas and office staff. The day was a huge success. The Doctor’s saw 24 children of varied ages and when finished, had donated over $18,000 in time, materials and service.

"It was a great day of dentistry and a rewarding experience for all involved," Dr. Daft wrote in a release about the event. "We're already looking forward to participating in the event next year and would like to thank all who helped make the first Give Kids a Smile day a success, especially the many young children who were a pleasure to take care of that day. Their smiles made the day perfect!"

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