Give Kids A Smile 2017: Four things to know

Are you excited for Give Kids A Smile? It’s a signature program of the American Dental Association Foundation. This year’s kickoff is February 3, and a number of dental schools will host events. If you’re participating, here are four things you should know!

  1. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Give Kids A Smile. Thanks to more than 550,000 volunteers, Give Kids A Smile has provided no-cost oral health services to 5.5 million underserved children. Dental students who participate in Give Kids A Smile are starting their career as part of an amazing community anchored in its philanthropic spirit and drive to give back!
  1. If you plan to post on social media – including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – during a Give Kids A Smile event, use the #GKAS hashtag (and make sure you have proper release forms signed by any kids appearing in your photos). And don’t forget to ‘like’ the Give Kids A Smile Facebook page.
  1. We want to hear from you and share your awesome work! If you take photos at a Give Kids A Smile event, please visit the Promotional Resources page on ADAFoundation.org to download a photo release form that names the ADAF and the ADA as permitted users of the photos. Be sure to provide a signed form along with any photos you submit!
  1. Give Kids A Smile would not be possible without the generous support of its corporate sponsors: Henry Schein Dental, Colgate, KaVo Kerr, CareCredit, 3M, and many other sponsors that have worked hard to make this program what it is today. It takes a village, and we thank these sponsors for their commitment to the oral health of children everywhere.

If you have any questions about Give Kids A Smile, please contact Cathy Haibach at haibachc[email protected].

~ADA Foundation

American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) powers the profession of dentistry to advance the overall oral health of the public. Our vision is to empower the dental profession to achieve optimal health for all. Members of ASDA are also student members of the ADA. Learn more at ADA.org/student.

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  1. Amazing! this program is awesome. I salute the individual behind this occasion. Much obliged to you for helping kids who cannot bear the cost of have the grin they generally been longing for. Much obliged to you for offering grins to the lips of these little youngsters. Keep doing awesome. God favor.

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