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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. 

The Connecticut State Dental Association has been a resource for dental teams participating in Give Kids A Smile by providing assistance in planning new programs or expanding an existing program. Funds to help support these programs are raised by the Connecticut Foundation for Dental OutreachClick here  if you would like to make a monetary donation to the program.


For a list of upcoming Give Kids A Smile please visit the CSDA Charitable Dental Outreach Calendar

Children’s Oral Health Resources:

Visit the ADA MouthHealthy.org for Healthy Habits; Dental Concerns; Dental Fact or Fiction and Nutrition information.