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3M to provide 3,000 introductory dental sealant kits for 2017 Give Kids A Smile

September 22, 2016 3M will donate 3,000 introductory sealant kits to the ADA Foundation for use during the 2017 Give Kids A Smile program.

The donation has an estimated fair market value of $250,000, and will help GKAS volunteers place more than 400,000 sealants on underserved kids' teeth in 2017.

"In our collaborations with oral health professionals around the world, we see the importance that our customers place on giving back to their communities, and it is one we share wholeheartedly," said John Tobin, director of U.S. sales and marketing for 3M Oral Care, in a news release. "We are proud to partner with the ADA Foundation and the 2017 Give Kids A Smile program to help kids keep healthy smiles for life."

Each sealant kit can provide about 140 sealant applications. One kit will be included in each of the 3,000 Henry Schein Dental professional kits distributed to those who register and are awarded products for GKAS programs in 2017.

"Give Kids A Smile programs from around the country have been asking for sealant material because they are highly effective and a safe means of preventive dental care," said Dr. Jeff Dalin, ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Committee member, in the news release. "We love working with 3M and are excited about the opportunity of getting their Clinpro sealant into the hands of our wonderful volunteers. A lot of kids will benefit greatly from this generous donation of product."

The Foundation will celebrate GKAS' 15th anniversary in 2017.

For more information on GKAS, visit ADAFoundation.org/GKAS.