Give Kids a Smile Day provides free dental clinic

Leah Ruane had her teeth cleaned and examined by dental hygienist Maggie Horvay during a free clinic provided March 2 by Dr. Thomas Livingstone’s office on Give Kids a Smile Day. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Looking cool in her “shades” and relaxed in the reclining dental exam chair, 5-year-old Leah Ruane was thrilled to be told she had her first loose tooth. Later, she inspected a pouch full of goodies, pronouncing her favorite to be a purple plastic Tooth Fairy ring.

Leah was one of about eight children seen during a morning of free exams and cleanings March 2 at Dr. Thomas Livingstone’s office, as part of Give Kids a Smile Day.

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