Give Kids A Smile program coordinators should sign up their 2020 event between Oct. 1 and Nov. 13 to be eligible to receive donated product kits.
Program coordinators can visit ADA.org/GKAS to sign up their programs for 2020 and check out resources. The website also includes the GKAS Toolbox for program planning guides, sample forms, letters and other materials.
Through the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally in 2003, more than 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services.
In 2019, these free services were provided by more than 27,000 dental team members, and nearly 7,000 dentists. GKAS would not be possible without the continued support and national sponsors Henry Schein, Colgate and KaVo Kerr, in addition to the many Henry Schein supplier partners who donate products.
Each year, Give Kids A Smile is celebrated nationally on the first Friday in February.
GKAS events do not have to take place in February, and many activities take place throughout the year, such as GKAS back-to-school events held in August.