Arkansas is the worst state for dental health according to a recent Wallet Hub study. One university is working to fix that.
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith Dental Hygiene program is sponsoring the Smilz Kids Clinic.
Kids can get free preventative dental care from dental hygiene students who will be supervised by staff.
Services are available to any child in the state aged 5-18, but the program aims to help those who may not get care otherwise.
“Dental health is directly connected to what goes on with the rest of your body,” said Pam Davidson, Assistant Professor for the College of Health Sciences. “When you think about it, your head is attached to your body so a healthier mouth means a healthier body overall.”
Appointments are available from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at 715 North Waldron Road and can be booked until March 12. Call (479) 788-7270 to book your child’s spot.