Dental Help for Kids

By KBJR News 1

September 29, 2010 Updated Sep 29, 2010 at 9:52 AM CDT

For thousands of kids going to the dentist is an impossible task, not because they don't like it...but because their parents can't afford it.

However in the Superior school district and several school districts across northern Minnesota a non-profit organization is trying to make sure under privileged students get proper dental care.
"Just Kids Dental" helps around 1-thousand students with things like fluoride treatments, teeth cleaning, and sealant applications.
Just Kids Dental Executive Director Stacey Anderson says sometimes people just don't realize how important dental hygiene really is.

"These preventative services make a great impact in the children ability to learn nationwide 51-million hours of school are lost yearly due to dental disease or decay, dental disease is the number one chronic childhood disease found today and it's largely preventable."

The program is funded entirely by donations.
next Thursday they'll be throwing their "sips and slices" fundraiser at the Superior Curling Club.
That's pizza and beer for a good cause, Tickets are ten bucks and the event, on October 7th, the event starts at six.