Monday, 3 February 2014

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February 7th is this years GKAS Day

More than 10 years ago the ADA began Give Kids A Smile, celebrated annually on the first Friday in February. The program was launched with these four objectives in mind:  
  • To demonstrate dentistry’s commitment to addressing access to care;
  • To raise awareness of the high level of oral disease suffered by children primarily from low income families;
  • To enable volunteer dental teams across the country to provide free dental care, screenings and education to children in need; and
  • To urge policymakers to increase funding for children’s oral health.
In 2006 the ADA decided to look for ways to expand Give Kids A Smile to "More Than Just A Day". A National Advisory Committee was constituted to guide expansion efforts, focusing on three primary areas: program enhancement, fundraising and promising practices to highlight Give Kids A Smile program. The committee’s vision statement is:

Our goal is the elimination of cavities in U.S. five year olds by 2020.

If you know of a child in need, please use the resources below to find the nearest clinic in your area. 

Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Project 2013

February 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Campus
6699 Springfield Center Dr
Northern Virginia Community College,Springfield,VA 22150
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Campus
  • Springfield, VA
To find out how to donate to the American Dental Association and aid in providing these services to needy children please click on the image

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