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Dental practices team up for free kids’ dental day

Wilson Martino Dental, TLC Dental and The Smile Defenders will provide a free dental day for kids during  August.

The dental teams will  provide free dental  care for all area children ages 12 and younger. The dental care includes: Routine hygiene exam and cleaning, X-rays, fluoride and any dental work that can be done that day such as fillings, stainless steel crowns and resins. Parents of children with appointments will also be able to have any necessary exam forms signed for school registrations and/or requirements during the event.

To participate, parents or guardians are encouraged to reserve their child’s appointment by calling the offices directly. The schedule fills up quickly.

These offices will provide the care Aug. 5:

  • Wilson Martino Dental — Bridgeport: 304-842-7568
  • Wilson Martino Dental — Buckhannon: 304-472-4954
  • Wilson Martino Dental — Elkins: 304-636-2009
  • Wilson Martino Dental — Fairmont: 304-366-3910
  • Wilson Martino Dental — Morgantown: 304-599-6550
  • TLC Dental & Smile Defenders of Morgantown – 304-292-4412
  • Smile Defenders of Clarksburg — 304-305-HERO (4376) —  will provide care Aug. 26.

Kids can meet one of the original Smile Defender characters, like Scrubby the Dog, trusty side-kick of Captain Super Smiles.

There will also be information on children’s health insurance, and families can obtain information about the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program, a state-funded program that provides dental and health insurance to families based on income levels. For more information on CHIP, visit

West Virginia has many programs available to help families obtain health benefits for  children.  

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