February 14th, 2017
The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids A Smile program nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Each year about 350,000 children benefit from more than 1500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers nationwide.
Nearly one in four children aged two to 11 years old have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.
Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:
Provide free, easily accessible dental services to local, qualifying children.
Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.
We are asking you to help us raise awareness for this upcoming event. If you know of a child under the age of 14 that has no insurance but needs dental help, please call our office. Our staff is prepared to take the phone calls and if that child meets the correct qualifications set by the American Dental Associates, we will help to enroll them into the program that will take place on February 23rd.
Because of the nature of this program we cannot take any walk in the day of the event so if you know of a child in need, please call 419-222-0693.
Every child deserves a healthy smile. Again, if you know of a child in need of dental care, under the age of 14, with no insurance, please call our office for registration to the Give Kids A Smile Event.
Thanks to the community for helping us reach out to children in need and remind everyone to keep “SMILING, CARING, AND SHARING”!