Give Kids a Smile
One of the biggest annual events to help Ohio children is the Give Kids a Smile program, a year-round children’s access event. Dentists and dental professionals volunteer their time to provide screenings, treatments and oral health education to Ohio children. In 13 years of GKAS, Ohio dental volunteers have provided more than $12 million of dental care to over 225,000 children! More than $700,000 in care was provided at no cost to nearly 9,000 children in Ohio in 2015 alone!
If you are interested in holding a GKAS event in your community, please contact the ODA's Department of Public Service at (614) 486-2700. You can learn more about hosting a GKAS event by checking out the resources posted below.
- Facts about children’s dental health
- GKAS donated services report form
- GKAS “how to” guide
- Health history and consent form
Annual GKAS reports are used collectively to report the value of services and programs provided by the Ohio dental community to media, legislators and other similar groups. Be sure to report the value of services from your GKAS event!
Join the ADA, ODA and other state and component dental societies throughout the U.S. to bring smiles to the faces of children through Give Kids a Smile.
Dentists who participate in Give Kids a Smile are eligible for up to four hours of Volunteer Continuing Education (CE) credit per biennium. For more information on CE requirements, click here.
For additional information on Give Kids a Smile, contact the ODA Department of Public Service by calling (614) 486-2700.