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Join the ADA Foundation in our efforts to improve the public’s oral health.

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Give Kids A Smile®

A healthy smile for every child.

Give Kids A Smile sign up goes live on October 1. Sign up your 2018 GKAS event! Product request deadline: November 6.

GKAS program planning resources available

Learn tips and tricks for how to help more underserved kids in your community through Give Kids A Smile. Explore the GKAS Program Planning Toolbox.

Say Hello to our GKAS Sponsors

Give Kids A Smile would not be possible without support from our sponsors. Thank you!  View our sponsors.

Helping Children Through Give Kids A Smile® 

Be a part of the GKAS movement!

Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 5.5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by volunteers including approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. Read about the history of GKAS, or make a donation.

View the Give Kids A Smile 15th anniversary video.


- Give Kids A Smile Increasing Continuity of Care Webinar View recording of webinar
This webinar covers concrete strategies for increasing continuity of dental care for kids in need. Topics include how to conduct outreach to families and recruit children who are uninsured, and how program coordinators can refer families to apply for coverage. The webinar was presented on May 30, coinciding with the release of a new GKAS continuity of care planning guide that puts these strategies and resources at coordinators’ fingertips.

- Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants - Apply for a GKAS Continuity of Care Grant by Oct. 31. Up to $50,000 in funding will be provided to assist GKAS programs that offer continuity of dental care to underserved children after their initial GKAS visit, because a major goal of any GKAS program is to establish a process by which a child can get continued care over several years.

Be sure to like Give Kids A Smile on Facebook to get information and stories about GKAS throughout the year.

GKAS couldn't exist without the support of our generous sponsors. Thank you for your continued support!

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2018 Participation Information as of Sunday, October 22, 2017