Have a Heart Day

Northland dentist Robert G. Marx began Have a Heart Day one Saturday in February 33 years ago to provide free dental cleanings and full dental exams for the children of the community who need dental care but have been unable to receive it regularly.

The 33rd annual Have a Heart Day will again provide free dental care for children at Marx Family Dental, located at 5708 N. Broadway, Gladstone. The 2021 event will run 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

Northland dentist Robert G. Marx began Have a Heart Day, one Saturday in February, 33 years ago to provide free dental cleanings and full dental exams for the children of the community who need dental care but have been unable to receive it regularly.

Northland dentists Emily and Bob Marx will perform the free cleanings and full dental exams at their office to recognize National Dental Health month.

“This year will look a lot different than in years past due to current protocols and social distancing. We are unable to provide entertainment for the children, however, each child will get a professional teeth cleaning, X-rays and a thorough oral exam, along with a toothbrush, toothpaste and other goodies donated by local merchants,” states a release.

Since beginning Have a Heart Day in 1989, the Marx Dental family has treated more than 3,100 children.