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Give Kids A Smile
Smile Champion Awards

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.

2018 Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

Download the nomination form. Nomination deadline: June 1, 2018.

Individuals from the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile National Committee, members of the ADA Foundation Board of Directors, members of the ADA Board of Trustees and state and local dental society executive directors may nominate a candidate for the Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award. If you are not among those with permission to nominate but you would like to suggest someone to be considered for this award, please contact one of those individuals.

2017 Smile Champion Award recipients
Read about the 2017 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

Scott Morita, D.D.S., an orthodontist and president of the Hawaii Dental Association's Young Dentist group
Jeffrey Dalin, D.D.S. Give Kids A Smile Volunteer Award

Julie Charlestein, president and CEO of Premier Dental Products Company
Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award

2016 Smile Champion Award recipients
Read about the 2016 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

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
Read about the 2015 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

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
Read about the 2014 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

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
Read about the 2013 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

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
Read about the 2012 Smile Champion Award winners in ADA News.

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.