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GKAS advocates honored

The Give Kids A Smile National Advisory Committee honored three retiring committee members at its meeting Oct. 21 in San Francisco. Dr. Jeff Dalin, committee chair, second from left, presented plaques to three outgoing committee members for their service to Give Kids A Smile. Honored were, from left, Dr. William Calnon, then-ADA president and committee member since its inception in December 2006; Steve Kess, chair of the GKAS National Advisory Committee since its founding and vice president of Global Professional Relations, Henry Schein Inc.; and Dr. Hugh Wunderlich, committee member representing the ADA Council on Communications since 2010. The committee's mission, as a public-private partnership, is to serve as a catalyst for community-based children's oral health and wellness programs that are expandable, sustainable and innovative.