'The most fun day of the year'

Check out images from Friday's Children's Dental Day activities at the College of Dentistry
More than 100 children received needed dental care at Friday's Children's Dental Day in Lincoln.

With its carnival-like atmosphere and feel-good mission, Children's Dental Day is one of the most fun days of the year at the college.

"I enjoy the interaction with the kids and I feel rewarded knowing that I've provided them a great service," said Jack Huebner, a fourth-year dental student.

But it's more than just the sense of fulfillment the students get from serving, Huebner said. It's about filling a critical gap in vitally needed health care.

Since it began 11 years ago, more than 4,500 children from across the state have received more than $2 million in dental care.


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