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Give Kids A Smile

Give Kids A Smile (GKAS), a national event organized by the American Dental Association, is an annual event held on the first Friday in February. This national event has taken place every year since 2003, bringing together dentists, dental staff and other volunteers to provide screenings and dental education to children, their parents, and teachers.

This year, we held an extremely successful Give Kids A Smile event on February 2, 2018. Over 1,000 children received dental screenings and enjoyed dental-related arts and crafts, learned how to brush teeth by using puppets, and more. We may even have inspired some children to become dentists! It was a wonderful collaborative event for our local community. Thank you to our volunteers for your time and energy to screen, instruct and entertain so many children. They were truly appreciative -- one child excitedly said he had "too much fun!"

If you did volunteer, be sure to track your volunteer hours with the New York State Dental Foundation

Also, ​enjoy our GKAS photo gallery!