Helping Children Through Give Kids A Smile
The American Dental Association began the Give Kids A Smile® program in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. The program initially began as a one-day event in February, but has since grown to local and national events year-round. Dentists and other team members volunteer their time, and services, to provide screenings, treatment and education to children throughout the United States. Each year, approximately 350,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers.
On February 6, 2015, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health hosted the national kickoff for Give Kids A Smile. Hundreds of children in need of dental care visited the dental school, where volunteer dentists, faculty and students provided dental services such as cleanings, sealants, fillings and extractions.
Support for the 2015 GKAS program comes from national sponsors Henry Schein, Colgate and DEXIS.
View 2015 GKAS Product Recipient List
We thank you for your continued support of Give Kids A Smile, and we wish you much success with your 2015 events!