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Fifteen Flathead kids are counting themselves lucky enough to see Santa on December 12, but unlucky enough to see the dentist as well.

This is the fourth year the Flathead Community Heath Center offered free dental screenings for kids of all ages.

After visiting with old Kris Kringle, the kids each got a fluoride varnish to protect and strengthen their teeth as well as basic facts about dental hygiene.

Funding comes from the Washington Dental Service Foundation, a non-profit.

Hailey David, 2, came out for her second free screening.

"Are you nervous to go to the dentist?" asked Hailey's mom, Kelly David.

"Mhmm," replied Hailey.

"She'll do great," said David.

Kids also got to make crafts while they waited.

The free screenings ended at 3:30 p.m., but the coordinator of the event, Jennie Carson, says they plan to offer more free clinics throughout the year in local schools.

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