Give Kids A Smile / American Dental Association

Save the date: 
Give Kids A Smile NYC
Friday, February 3, 2023  

After a two-year hiatus, GKAS NYC will be back in-person. Volunteer for our Award-Winning Program!

District 4 East Harlem schools are eager to have NYCDS back in their schools (there will be nine schools participating at six sites!) after holding a virtual program during the height of the pandemic. The need for clinical exams, preventive fluoride treatment, and critical oral hygiene education will be even more important this year due to the lapse of in-person screenings and preventive treatment.

We anticipate reaching up to 2,400 lower, middle, and upper school children. In addition, we will be holding a virtual Parent Education Workshop to reinforce the oral health information provided to the children.

We encourage all dentists, dental staff, and dental students to volunteer on Friday, 2/3/2023. It’s only a half-day commitment in the morning (from approximately 7:30am – 12:30pm) but the benefits to the children will last much longer and so will the joy you gain by participating in such a worthwhile and, yes, fun event!

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Give Kids A Smile NYC 2022 Poster Contest

All 52 drawings entered into the Oral Hygiene Poster Contest showed a lot of enthusiasm, effort, and creativity. There was one grand prize winner and twelve honorable mention winners. Congratulations to all who participated!

GKAS Winners

Check out how successful our past in-person GKAS events were!

2020 GKAS Event on Spectrum News

YouTube GKAS on Spectrum News

2019 GKAS Event

GKAS Video 2019