Kids get free dental care at Miller Park Tuesday

Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 14:02:55-04

MILWAUKEE -- Underserved children from the Milwaukee area have access to free dental care this afternoon at Miller Park.

The Brewers Community Foundation, along with the non-profit TeamSmile, is providing oral health assessments, dental services and instructions on dental care to 150 kids from the Boys and Girls Club and 150 kids from Journey House.

"It's one of the things many kids, particularly in our central city, don't have access to," said Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation.

"We want our kids going back to school with all their dental needs taken care of," she said.

The event is sponsored by Delta Dental and Microbrush, and is staffed by 100 dental professionals, dental students and TeamSmile volunteers.

It runs until 3 p.m.

"It's good they're doing this for kids in our community," said Arianna Cobbs, who was there to get her teeth cleaned.

Lezlie Doyle, the Executive Director of TeamSmile, said the hope is kids who show up for free exams, cleaning, and other care will leave with a better understanding of how to look after their teeth.

"The education is what's so important, that they leave knowing to brush two times a day for two minutes, for example," she said.