February 3rd, 2024
|Company:||American Dental Association|
Dental professionals across the nation will provide free dental care to children and adolescents from low-income families during this special program. Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) is the American Dental Association’s major oral health outreach program, launched to encourage parents, health professionals and policymakers to address the year-round need for oral health care for all children. GKAS will provide educational materials, screenings and, where possible, free dental care such as cleanings, X-rays and fillings. Due to the need for signed parental permission, most GKAS events can only see children registered in advance, usually through schools and social service clubs and agencies. Each year Give Kids A Smile day is celebrated nationally on the first Friday in February.