Meridian Dental to Provide Free Dental Exams for Children

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By Hannah Dunckel—

MUNCIE, IN Meridian Health Services is providing FREE dental exams for one-day only for children ages 1 to 14 on Monday, February 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Meridian Dental locations throughout Indiana. This event, Give Kids a Smile®, is part of a nationwide initiative led by the American Dental Association to provide children in need with quality oral health care and education.

Oral health is a vital part of whole-person health. Untreated dental diseases can contribute to serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Regular checkups and professional care are the keys to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

The free dental exam will include an exam with a dentist, polishing, cleaning, and fluoride application. Schedule an appointment in advance by calling 866-306-2647. Walk-ins are welcome. However, space is limited and appointments are encouraged to avoid wait times.

Meridian Dental locations include:



  • 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson, IN 46016; Phone: 765-641-7684



  • 1518 Main St., Elwood, IN 46036; Phone: 765-552-0841



  • 911 N. Western Ave., Marion, IN 46952; Phone: 765-573-2040



  • 110 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie, IN 47304; Phone: 765-213-3939



  • 406 W. Votaw St., Portland, IN 47371; Phone: 260-202-2204



  • 520 S. 9th, Richmond, IN 47374; Phone: 765-935-5390

Learn more about Give Kids a Smile® at Give Kids a Smile® is supported by MDwise, G101.3, WLBC, and BLAKE FM.










About Meridian Health Services

Meridian Health Services is a regional, progressive healthcare organization specializing in “whole-person” health, integrating physical, mental and social well-being to help people achieve their optimum health. Meridian serves nearly 40,000 patients throughout Indiana offering a wide spectrum of healthcare specialties including: primary medical care, pediatrics, internal medicine, inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, addictions and recovery, dental, children and family services, behavioral health and human services.