The American Dental Assocation Foundation Hosts Give Kids A Smile Pack & Give Back Event


CHICAGO, October 5, 2023 — Dentists from across the country are in town for SmileCon, the annual meeting of the ADA. As part of the weekend’s festivities, the ADA Foundation – the charitable arm of the ADA – is packing backpacks with nutritious food and oral health products and information for local, underserved children. One in five central Florida children don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food, and many of these children rely on school meals to provide breakfast and lunch during the school year. ADA members will join the ADA Foundation in leaving a lasting impression in Orlando by donating a few minutes of their day to help meet the goal of packing 1,000 backpacks during the event!

Thursday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

Orange County Convention Center, Dental Central, Philanthropy Hub
9800 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

The event is sponsored by:
American Dental Association Foundation
Second Harvest Foodbank of Central Florida
Henry Schein Cares
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
Dental Trade Alliance Foundation

Corinne Racine, American Dental Association, 812-202-8508,

About the ADA Foundation:
The ADA Foundation is the 501(c)3, charitable arm of the American Dental Association. The Foundation encourages hope and health in communities through philanthropy, professional development and recognizing promising leaders in the dental profession. As part of these efforts, the Foundation oversees Give Kids A Smile® and its suite of smile programs like Tiny Smiles and Give Veterans A Smile, in addition to Charitable Assistance Grants, Whiston Leadership Award, and Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award. For more information about the ADA Foundation, visit

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 159,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), published monthly, is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website