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Toll-free number available to connect children and volunteers to GKAS

January 12, 2017 The ADA Foundation is debuting a new toll-free number for its Give Kids A Smile program that will help caregivers as well as volunteers determine whether there is a GKAS event in their community.

Parents and caregivers seeking oral health services for their children, as well as dental team members and others seeking to volunteer for a GKAS program, can call 1-844-490-GKAS (4527) to get contact information for the GKAS event nearest to them.

Callers will speak to staff in the ADA Member Service Center, who may provide them with contact information for a GKAS event in their  area. Callers can then contact the GKAS program directly to determine availability, what services are offered and the program date. Although many GKAS events take place in early February, others occur throughout the year.

The Member Service Center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Central time.

GKAS is the Foundation's signature children's oral health access to care program. Through GKAS, children who may not have access to oral health care can receive free oral health education, screenings, preventive care and/or dental treatment from volunteer dentists and dental team members.

During GKAS' first 14 years, more than 500,000 volunteers — including 137,000 dentists and 420,000 dental team members and community volunteers — have provided free oral health care to more than 5.5 million underserved children.

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