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An event hitting Scranton this weekend could have kids grinning from ear to ear!

Fortis Institute Dental Hygiene Clinic along Ash Street in Scranton is hosting “Give Kids A Smile Day” this Saturday, February 18.

The annual event provides free cleanings, x-rays, sealants and more for kids ages one to 16 years of age.

The event is held in February because it's “National Children’s Dental Health Month.”

"Give Kids A Smile Day" is free. It's organized by Fortis' dental hygiene students.

The students perform the dental work alongside several area dentists.

Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey popped by Fortis for a preview on Wednesday to let parents know what to expect and how to signup.


  • WHAT: Give Kids A Smile Day!
  • WHY: Free dental care for kids ages one to 16.  Free cleanings, x-rays, and more!
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 18.
  • TIME: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • LOCATION: 519 Ash Street, Scranton
  • APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: 570-955-4015 to reserve your spot.

Check out this live Q & A from Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey Facebook page with details on the Give Kids A Smile Day.