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Kansas City-area dental office offers free care to children

Have a Heart Day
Posted at 3:16 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 16:16:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — A Kansas City-area dental clinic continued a 33-year tradition of providing free dental care to children.

Marx Family Dental hosted on Saturday its 33rd annual Have a Heart Day.

The annual event provides children who might not have access to dental care a chance for a check-up.

Dr. Robert Marx, senior dentist at Marx Family Dental, said the event also is about making sure the children have a positive experience.

"Sometimes kids get off to a rocky start in dentistry," Marx said. "Well, we've changed that, and we make it a party atmosphere and they really love that."

Marx said there were fewer children at this year's event in order to maintain social distancing.