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The GKAS Program Planning Toolbox is an excellent resource for veterans, individual dentists or those who are new to the program.  The toolbox can assist you in preparing for GKAS day. The guide includes a step-by-step timetable on how to plan an event, how to promote your event to the media and what legal issues may arise.   The guide is divided into three sections to make accessing information easier.

Program Planning Guide

Have you planned an access to care event in the past or is this a new activity for you?   The keys to success are organization, planning, execution, publicity and evaluation. The Program Planning Guide is here to help you sort everything out.

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Program Promotion Guide

Whether you are part of a planning group or handling and entire event yourself, it’s important to promote your GKAS event to the media. The following materials should help guide you when it comes to contacting the local media about your event.

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Legal, Insurance and Risk Management Considerations Guide

As with any access to care program, GKAS raises legal, insurance and risk management considerations. The good news is that these considerations can be managed with thoughtful planning.

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Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how health information about patients may be used and disclosed and how to get access to this information.

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Acknowledgement Form

This form acknowledges that the Notice of Privacy Practices was given and read by the patient.

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Give Kids A Smile® Logo

The Give Kids A Smile logo is available to dental societies for their use in promoting local events. If you are a dental society staffer, go to the Dental Society Resources Web site.

If you are serving as a chairperson of a local event and need the GKAS logo for a banner, handout or mailing that promotes the Give Kids A Smile event, please complete the request form below and e-mail it to We will review and respond to your request as quickly as possible.

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ADA Caries Risk Assessment Forms

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Additional Resources

Additional resources include sample forms, fliers, letters and a House Resolution.

Sample Forms

GKAS Marketing and Promotion Forms    



Sample Letters/House Resolution

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