Give Kids a Smile is a national program sponsored by the American Dental Association and administered in Indiana by the Indiana Dental Association.
Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the state’s dentists and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country. (While the first Friday of February is the recommended event date, Give Kids A Smile programs can be successfully conducted during any month of the year. Some dentists may choose to pick another date that is more convenient to their schedule.)
The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile® program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that disadvantaged families face in finding dental care.
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Want to volunteer to provide dental treatment?
Please login to the Member Center and click on “Volunteer Opportunities” on the left-hand panel. Enter your information and select Give Kids a Smile as an area of interest. Our coordinator will be in touch with you soon!
Kari Alting, GKAS Coordinator