Photo: Free Dental Work

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For the fourth year, the annual "Give Kids a Smile" program provided free dental hygiene services for children in Mohave County. The program, offered by the Mohave Community College dental programs, dental hygiene and dental assisting students, along with volunteer dentists, provided dental cleaning, fluoride varnish, limited exams and oral hygiene instructions to 69 kids ages 3-15. They also provided tobacco counseling to teenagers. MCC dental program director Tracy Gift reported that the total value in free services for the children was $25,780 - the largest economic impact for Mohave County families since the program began in 2006.