Today, February 3rd, is national Give Kids A Smile Day. This is an American Dental Association nationally sponsored day to all less fortunate children to be able to access. Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation’s dentists and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country. (While the first Friday of February is the recommended event date, Give Kids A Smile programs can be successfully conducted during any month of the year. Some dentists may choose to pick another date that is more convenient to their schedule.)
The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile® program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that disadvantaged families face in finding dental care.
Our office is one of the offices to make its services available to these children. We will screen over 20 children during the day. The entire team has volunteered their time and as this is our first year we only hope to expand this program to reach more children next year.