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Foundation names 2014 Smile Champion honorees

September 15, 2014

By Jean Williams

image of Ms. Hearn
Ms. Hearn 
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Dr. Shreck
The ADA Foundation named Cindy Hearn of CareCredit and Dr. Michael Shreck as its 2014 Smile Champions for their exemplary support of the Give Kids A Smile program.

The pair will receive the honors in an awards ceremony Oct. 10 at ADA 2014 in San Antonio.

Give Kids A Smile is the American Dental Association's signature national access-to-care program that provides free dental screenings, treatment and education to underserved children.

Ms. Hearn, vice president, branding and communication at CareCredit, will receive the Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award.

Dr. Shreck, a member of the Nassau County Dental Society in New York and a private practice dentist, in New Hyde Park, New York, will receive the Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S., Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award.

Each award winner will receive a commemorative crystal trophy with a special inscription. More details about the ceremony and the Smile Champion award honorees will be covered in an upcoming issue of ADA News.

The ADA Foundation presents the Smile Champion awards annually to recognize the winners' tireless efforts to expand the GKAS program's reach to more underserved children nationwide.

Since its founding more than 10 years ago, GKAS has provided dental services for nearly 4.5 million children.

For more information about the ADA Foundation, visit