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The ADA Foundation and Give Kids A Smile®

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As dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation builds relationships to help make a difference through better oral health. One of the most important ways in which the ADA Foundation does this is to provide fundraising support for Give Kids A Smile, the ADA’s signature access-to-care program. Read more about this relationship.

ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala

The ADAF GKAS Gala will be a light-hearted evening honoring ADA President Dr. Charles Norman and the ADA Board of Trustees while raising much-needed funds for Give Kids A Smile. 

ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala 
Oct. 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Business Attire 
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Tickets are available through the ADA meeting registration system at If you have questions, or to inquire about ticket availability, please contact the ADA Foundation at 312.440.2547.

Festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a one-hour hosted cocktail reception followed by an elegant dinner with wine service. Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment (to be announced during summer, 2014).

The winners of the 2014 Smile Champion Awards for Give Kids A Smile – the Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award and the Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award – will also be announced.

The ADA Foundation has some fun surprises in store to help make this event a memorable experience!

Did You Know?

The ADAF GKAS Gala combines two popular events – the ADA President’s Gala, which typically took place during the ADA House of Delegates meetings immediately following the Annual Session, and the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile Gala, which took place during the summer months – with the goal of bringing a powerful fundraising element to one of the Annual Session’s most prestigious events.

The 2012 and 2013 ADAF GKAS Gala events each raised more than $80,000 in new funds for Give Kids A Smile. Thank you for being a part of this important event!