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Congressman Praises ADA and Nation’s Dentists for Give Kids A Smile

February 28, 2014

Commending the ADA for its “tireless effort to raise awareness and develop solutions so more people can receive dental care,” Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) today spoke from the floor of the House in recognition of the Association and the thousands of dentists who participate every year in Give Kids A Smile Day.

While originally occurring on one day a year, Give Kids A Smile events now take place year round across the country, with one day in early February serving as the kick-off date. This year’s kick-off occurred Feb. 7 at Washington, D.C.’s Howard University College of Dentistry.

“Since the ADA’s ‘Give Kids A Smile’ program was founded twelve years ago in St. Louis, it has grown to become the world’s largest oral health charitable program,” Rep. Davis said.

The text of Rep. Davis’s statement is here.