Free dental care for those in need Feb. 1-2

Children needing dental care, whose families are unable to provide for that care, can see a dentist during the Minnesota Dental Association’s 11th annual Give Kids a Smile event Feb. 1-2. Volunteer dentists will be treating children for free.

Locally, Ascent Family Dentistry at 5207 University Ave. N.E. in Columbia Heights, will take appointments for 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 1. Other area dental offices in Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and St. Anthony will also participate in the event.

To schedule an appointment, call United Way at 211 or 800-543-7709 or visit