Health Department hosts free dental screenings

The Jefferson County Department of Health will host a National Give Kids A Smile Day on Thursday, February 28.

In commemoration of the day and Dental Health Month, the Health Department will be offering free dental care and education to children with no dental insurance between the ages of 5 and 16 years old. It will be held at the Central Health Clinic at 1400 Sixth Avenue South. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The American Dental Association began the Give Kids A Smile Program in 2003.

Organizers say it was a way for dental professionals to provide dental care to kids who do not have insurance.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (205) 930-1017.