Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- The United way of Greater Duluth and Children's Dental Services have teamed up to provide free or reduced cost dental services to students in the Duluth School District.
Mayor Don Ness proclaimed today Children's Dental Services Day in Duluth in the middle of National Oral Health Month.
The tooth fairy dropped in for the first Nettleton Elementary School student to receive a free dental check up, as well as did Superintendent Bill Gronseth.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness has thrown his support behind the program, trying to raise awareness of the educational obstacles that go along with poor dental health.
"If there are dental problems the kids are struggling with that can be a huge distraction on their focusing on their education"
The majority of funding for the on-going free and reduced dental care in Duluth schools comes from the United Way and Children's Dental Services.
The program is designed to help students who are under insured or completely uninsured.