February is recognized as Children's Dental Health month -- and several local groups are working together to "give kids a smile." It's a program that reaches out to the community and will offer free dental care to children this Saturday. Channel 4's Erica Rakow explains what you'll need to do for your children today to make sure they can take part. 3 00-0516-21FOR THE 7TH YEAR IN A ROW.. THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS SPONSORING "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" IN JACKSONVILLE.THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION AS WELL AS TREATMENT TO CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO REGULAR DENTAL CARE. SUZANNE EBERT/DENTAL DIRECTOR AT SULZBACHER 27:48 we are definitely going to be doing preventive care, pretty much most of the kids who come will get preventive care mostly cleanings, fluoride treatments, that's kind of a given. Any child who needs restorative care we are going to make sure they are treated to the best of our ability DENTISTS, HYGENISTS, NUTRITION STUDENTS, DENTAL SUPPLY COMPANIES ALL VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME TO PROVIDE THE BASIC DENTAL SERVICES TO UNDER-SERVED CHILDREN .. THE GOAL IS TO PREVENT ORAL DISEASE AND COUNSEL CHILDREN AND PARENTS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR TEETH AND GUMS AT HOME.28:32 dental infections are responsible for a number of kids not going to school each day, the pain the infection, all kinds of ramifications from not taking care of your childs teeth that's why this year I think it's really important we have the nutrition students on hand THIS YEAR THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS.. THE CLINIC IS OPEN TO ANY CHILD IN OUR COMMUNITY, AGES 3 TO 18, WHO NEED SERVICES.29:59 it looks like we are going to fill up quickly on the day of the event so pre-screening is key if they are interested in a pre-screening appointment just call the center TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR PRE-SCREENING TODAY, CALL 394-8060. THEY WILL BE SEEING PATIENTS FROM 2 TO 6 P-M. THE DENTAL CLINIC IS THIS SATURDAY FROM 7:30 A-M TO 4:30 P-M AND WILL WORK ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.