SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A local dental office offered free dental care to kids in the community.

Dr. Steven Johnson hosted the sixth annual free kids dental day, Little Hearts, Big Smiles on Thursday.

During this event children ages 12 and under received a free exam, digital X-rays, cleaning and fluoride in Solvang, Ventura and the Johnson Family Dental Kidz and Braces office in Santa Barbara

"Little Hearts, Big Smiles is a way for children in the community to receive the care they need, even if they slip through the cracks of the social service system," explains Dr. Johnson.