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Connecticut State Dental Association

Give Kids A Smile

What is Give Kids A Smile®?

Give Kids A Smile® is a program sponsored by the ADA. The goal of the program is to enhance the oral health of children in need. Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of dental teams around the nation provide free oral health care services and education to children from low-income families. In 2008, the ADA expanded the program to include more than one day. 
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Connecticut dentists are participating in the program, as well, doing their part to assist children in maintaining a healthy smile. Many Connecticut dental teams participate in the program not just on this day, but provide free dental services to children of low-income families throughout the year. 

Children’s Oral Health Resources:
Visit the ADA MouthHealthy.org for Healthy Habits; Dental Concerns; Dental Fact or Fiction and Nutrition information. 


Resources for Dentists:

Click Here to Register Your Give Kids a Smile Event!
For Inclusion on the Charitable Dental Outreach Calendar.



ADA GKAS Resources for Dentists:


Sign Up/Register your GKAS Event with the ADA  
ADA GKAS Program Planning Toolbox

The GKAS Program Planning Toolbox is an excellent resource for veterans, individual dentists or those who are new to the program. The toolbox can assist you in preparing for GKAS day. The guide includes a step-by-step timetable on how to plan an event, how to promote your event to the media and what legal issues may arise.

Media Advisory Template
ADA GKAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)