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Health Notes: Grant will help provide dental care for kids

The Junior League of Duluth has awarded a $1,250 grant to Just Kids Dental, a Two Harbors-based nonprofit that provides dental care to underserved children.

The 2011-12 school year saw a record number of children requiring dental services, said Stacey Anderson, executive director of Just Kids Dental, in a news release.

Just Kids Dental provides underserved children with dental cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, sealants, oral and nutritional education, toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. It delivers services to 30 schools in Lake, St. Louis and Carlton counties in Minnesota and Douglas County in Wisconsin.

The Junior League of Duluth is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities.