May 16, 2018


Children Get Teeth Cleaned For Free On May 20th


AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges parents within his district to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity; uninsured and underinsured children can get free dental care at participating Kool Smiles offices on Sunday, May 20th.

"Access to quality and affordable healthcare is a challenge to many families in Texas, especially those in South Texas," said Guillen. "That is why we've been working hard to increase access to healthcare and decrease the cost of healthcare. This program is a great opportunity for South Texans."

Kool Smiles was founded in 2002 and believes that every family has the right to dental care in a clean, safe and fun environment. As a part of this goal they started Sharing Smiles Day, which seeks to provide free dental care to children who are either underinsured or have no insurance at all. To qualify for Sharing Smiles Day your child must 18 years of age or younger, must not be covered Medicaid, and must be uninsured or underinsured in dental coverage. The services that will be provided include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, and restorative care.

Representative Guillen has worked diligently to increase access to healthcare to all members in the community, especially children. He has fought to implement the Children's Health Insurance Program in Texas providing insurance to millions of Texas kids, increase the use of telemedicine, create UTRGV and UTRGV's medical school, and he has passed legislation allowing 4 year baccalaureate nursing degrees at public junior colleges.

"Our children are our future," said Guillen. "We must provide quality healthcare for them so we can secure their prosperous and healthy futures."

To schedule an appointment visit There are participating locations in San Antonio, Brownsville, and Weslaco.

Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and