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Give Kids A Smile
Smile Champion Award recipients

The ADA Foundation Smile Champion awards for Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) recognize outstanding volunteer and corporate efforts to strengthen and expand the Give Kids A Smile program.

Thank you for all you do to help children through Give Kids A Smile!

2016 Smile Champion Award recipients
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Lora Mattsen, Executive Director, Multnomah (Oregon) Dental Society
Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

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Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award

2015 Smile Champion Award recipients
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Dr. Cavan Brunsden, Old Bridge, New Jersey
Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

Colgate-Palmolive
Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award

2014 Smile Champion Award recipients
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Dr. Michael Shreck Nassau County, NY
Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

Cindy Hearn, Vice President, Branding & Communications for CareCredit
Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award

2013 Smile Champion Award recipients
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Kathy Woodard, Director of Public Service and the ODA Foundation, Ohio Dental Association
Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

Candy Ross, Director of Industry and Professional Relations, NA Equipment, KaVo Kerr Group
Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award

2012 Smile Champion Award recipients
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In 2012, three Give Kids A Smile "Smile Champions" were honored at the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile 10th Anniversary Gala:

- Dr. Jeffrey Dalin, co-founder, Give Kids A Smile

- Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc.

- Steven William Kess, Vice President of Global Professional Relations, Henry Schein, Inc., and co-founder of Henry Schein Cares

After these inaugural awards, the ADA Foundation created two legacy awards: the Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award and the Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award.