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Send GKAS photos

January 21, 2019 Give Kids A Smile program coordinators are encouraged to have their cameras ready to capture the festivities of their events.

Image of GKAS camera iconFeb. 1 is the national Give Kids A Smile Day kickoff. ADA News and the ADA Foundation welcome digital photo submissions from GKAS program participants, including candid pictures of children, dentists and team members interacting with one another, as well as clinical photos of patients in the dental chair. Please ensure that dental team members are wearing gloves, masks, protective eyewear and gowns and include identification of those pictured and facts about the event.

Send high-resolution pictures for consideration in the ADA News and online to as soon as possible following the event.

Program coordinators can tag the ADA Foundation on Facebook so the photos can be shared on the Foundation's GKAS Facebook page. Coordinators can also use the hashtag #GKAS. Clinical photos submitted on Facebook must show dental professionals using universal precautions, and program coordinators must have signed release forms for photos the ADA Foundation shares.

The ADA Foundation is also seeking GKAS photos for use in promotional materials. These pictures must be accompanied by a signed photo release form for each subject in the photo. Download the form and a how-to guide for taking good quality photos from the GKAS Program Planning Toolbox on

As of Jan. 8, 1,435 GKAS events have registered. It is estimated that more than 341,000 underserved children will receive free oral health care from about 6,300 dentists and 57,600 other dental team members and lay volunteers at GKAS programs throughout 2019.

Coordinators are encouraged to register their GKAS events if they haven't done so already, and all program coordinators are asked to report their actual program totals following their events.

The 2018-19 national GKAS program is supported by Henry Schein, Colgate, 3M, Premier, and Centrix, with additional support from the following: CareCredit, Young Dental, KaVo Kerr, Dukal Corporation, Henry Schein Cares, Septodont, Hu-Friedy, Medicom, DMG America, Tidi Products, Crosstex International, Dentsply Sirona, Sempermed USA, Ansell Healthcare, DASH and Sunstar Americas. For a complete list, visit

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