Give Kids A Smile
All-State Career Supports Give Kids A Smile® and National Children’s Dental Health Month
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, All-State Career sponsors Give Kids A Smile® events. These events and activities are designed to provide oral health education and complimentary dental services to underserved children in and around our campus communities.
Activities will vary by location, so please check with your local campus for dates, times, and specific details.
Where and When
|All-State Career - Baltimore, MD||Feb. 4, 2021||Latwan Bethea
|All-State Career School Essington, PA||Feb. 5, 2021||Rhonda Goodchild
More About Give Kids A Smile®
In 2002, Drs. Jeff Dalin and B. Ray Storm held the first Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) event in a run-down, soon-to-be-demolished dental clinic in St. Louis, where 15 patient chairs were scraped together to deliver free dental care to nearly 400 children.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recognized that this grassroots effort had great potential to raise awareness nationally about the importance of oral health to overall health, and about the staggering need that exists among millions of children who go without care. In 2003, Give Kids A Smile® evolved into a nationwide program with the collaboration of the ADA, Henry Schein, Procter & Gamble and DEXIS.
Today, Give Kids A Smile® is the ADA Foundation’s signature access to oral healthcare program for underserved children, with events taking place throughout the year. These events kick off annually on the first Friday in February, which is Give Kids A Smile® Day. Across the country, thousands of dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and volunteers give their time to provide free oral health education, screenings, and treatment to underserved children. Since 2003, more than 5.5 million children have been cared for by more than half a million volunteers.
Give Kids A Smile® is designed to address the dental health crisis in three distinct areas:
- Provide care to people who are suffering from untreated disease;
- Strengthen and expand the public/private safety net; and
- Bring disease prevention and education into communities.
All-State Career is proud to be a part of this worthwhile effort and would like to thank to everyone who has contributed to Give Kids A Smile's success!
Click here to learn more: https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile.