Registration is open for Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) 2017, marking the 15th anniversary of the program. Dental offices are encouraged to offer GKAS programs in their offices. GKAS program coordinators should sign up their programs with the ADA Foundation by Nov. 7 to be eligible for free product donations to support their volunteer efforts.
GKAS participating private offices are responsible for recruiting patients for their programs. The CDA will list all Colorado GKAS events on the CDA website to help school nurses and the public find GKAS appointments across the state. If you would like the CDA to list your office as a location with GKAS appointments available, email Molly Pereira at firstname.lastname@example.org with following information:
- dentist’s name
- office address (where GKAS event will take place)
- phone number for appointments
- Spanish speaking/bilingual ability
- unique details regarding your event (i.e. hygiene only, screenings only, etc.).
This information will be posted at on the CDA website. Once your GKAS schedule is full, please let Molly know to remove you from the list.
GKAS is the nation’s largest proactive approach to help children from low-income families with their dental needs and to draw attention to the problem many families face when trying to access basic dental care. GKAS takes place in every state, and Colorado is fortunate to boast one of the nation’s success stories for this program.