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.
October GKAS Thanks…
We would like to thank the dentists, assistants, and staff
members who donated their expertise and dental supplies to provide dental care and education for indigent children on Monday, April 24th at Dr. Barry Cohen’s office in Drexel Hill.
Twenty-one children were provided $8,485 worth of dental care.
Volunteer dentists were Tami Brady, Dick Clark, Barry Cohen, Jyoti Dangi, Theresa Devine, and Bernie Logan.
We really appreciate the donations of Drs. Behnam, Cimino, Cwyk & Siegal, Ferrell, Grzybicki, Hardan, Ishii, Koshetar, Melli, Nelson, Pfeiffer, Recupero & Brian, Renneisen, Robbins, Scott & McGann, Shipon, Swenda, Taggert, Wenger & Cerasoli, and Zalis – who provided dental supplies as well as financial support for our event!
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.