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Photos: ‘Give Kids a Smile’ Day

Brianna Ferrari, a dental hygience student at Lake Superior College, demonstrates how to use the new electric toothbrush she gives to Alexis Nelson, 10, of Duluth during the "Give Kids a Smile" Day. Ferrari touched the toothbrush to Alexis' finger, so she could feel the vibration to understand how it worked. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)1 / 2
Nine-year-old Michael May of Duluth looks at his teeth in a mirror after they were cleaned by a student dental hygenist at Lake Superior College Friday morning. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)2 / 2

Lake Superior College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic provided free care on Friday for children whose families can't afford it, as part of a statewide effort called “Give Kids a Smile” Day, organized by the Minnesota Dental Association

LSC faculty and dental hygiene students teamed up with dental professionals, including six volunteer dentists, to offer the dental services to more than 60 kids.

Now in its 15th year, “Give Kids a Smile” has provided free dental care to more than 45,000 children in Minnesota.

Mickayla Lindberg throws her head back in laughter when Michael May tells her he accidentally drank the mint-flavored water.