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Get ready for Give Kids A Smile 2017

October 03, 2016 The ADA Foundation is reminding Give Kids A Smile program coordinators to sign up their programs by Nov. 7 to be eligible for product kits.

The Henry Schein Dental product kit includes gloves, patient bibs, gauze pads, prophy angles, prophy paste, fluoride varnish and more.

For the first time, the kits will include sealants, donated by 3M. See Page 10 for more information on the sealant contribution.

Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the ADA in 2003, more than 5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. GKAS would not be possible without the continued support of national sponsors Henry Schein, Colgate and DEXIS.

 Each year, Give Kids A Smile Day is celebrated nationally on the first Friday in February. GKAS events do not have to take place in February. Many GKAS events take place throughout the year, such as GKAS back-to-school events which take place in August. GKAS events are intended to be touch points for children who do not receive dental care. The ultimate goal of any GKAS program should be to establish a dental home for these children and continuity of care.
Give Kids A Smile celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2017, and program coordinators can visit to sign up their programs and check out resources.