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3M and Give Kids A Smile: John Stefanick, at right, director of industry and professional relations for 3M ESPE, presents a check to the ADA Foundation April 29 at the GKAS National Advisory Committee meeting at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. Accepting the donation are, from left, Dr. Gary Roberts, ADA 12th District Trustee; Gene Wurth, ADA Foundation executive director; and Dr. Jeff Dalin, GKAS National Advisory Committee chair.


Kansas kids smile: Students at J.A. Rogers Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., learn the Ad Council's 2min2x slogan, encouraging kids to brush two minutes two times each day, April 18 during a GKAS/NASCAR interactive oral health education event for 900 students. Watch the ADA News for more details, visit the GKAS Facebook page, facebook.com/GiveKidsASmile, or follow GKAS on Twitter at #gkas or #givekidsasmile.

Fast track education: A youngster shows off his new Spinbrush at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., April 20. Volunteers at the GKAS/NASCAR program handed out education materials and 2,800 Spinbrush Battery-Powered Toothbrushes donated by Church & Dwight Co. Inc. GKAS/NASCAR at track sponsors include the ADA and ADA Foundation, Henry Schein Cares and 3M ESPE Dental. In 2011, they joined forces with Greg Biffle and 3M Racing to take the Give Kids A Smile program to the NASCAR audience. The program will reach 600,000 individuals with oral health messages in 2013. See the list of events online.