Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a Smile is the ADA's major oral health outreach program, launched to encourage parents, health professionals and policymakers to address this important health issue. Some 50,000 dental professionals volunteer to provide free services to more than 320,000 children at 2,000 program sites nationwide annually. GKAS dental volunteers provide educational materials, screenings and, where possible, free dental care such as cleanings, X-rays and fillings. Most GKAS events take place during February's National Children's Dental Health Month, through the volunteer efforts of dentists and dental team members and the generous support of corporate sponsors. The Chester County and Delaware County Dental Society conducts Give Kids a Smile events in the spring and fall at locations in both Chester and Delaware counties.

We would like to thank the dentists, hygienists, assistants, and staff members who donated their expertise and dental supplies to provide dental care and education for indigent children on Friday, October 12th at Dr. Theresa Devine’s office in Broomall. The list of volunteer dentists included Karin Brian, Theresa Devine, Joel Funari (o.s.), Connie Greeley (ortho.), Scott Levy (endo.), Bernie Logan and Neil Moscow (pedo.). Eighteen children aged 6-18 received $6,750 worth of dental care.

The following dentists supported Give Kids A Smile event with generous donations: Drs. Behnam; Cerasoli & Wenger; Cimino; Ferrell; Godorecci; Grzybicki; Gustainis, Trentacosti, Kazemi, & Walker; Melli; Montgomery & Dunn; Mora; Pfeiffer, Robbins; Smedley, Smedley, & Adey; Taggart; and Vignole.

Thanks to your efforts our GKAS Program continues to provide dental care and education to children who would otherwise not receive this integral component of their health and well-being. Our next access event is GVAS on November 14th – come join us, or let us know if you’re able to provide a dental home for a deserving US veteran…