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It's Give Kids a Smile Week - Join in!

Posted by Paul on 1/28/2013 11:39:00 AM

This Friday is the 2013 Give Kids a Smile Day. Are you participating?If so, make sure you report your event and program totals with the ADA. You can do so by registering (before or after your event) at www.givekidsasmile.ada.org The ADA would also love any photos you can share and those can be emailed to adanews@ada.org.
I'm excited to participate this year by attending the first ever on site clinic at UMKC. They will be treating area school children who are bused in for the event on Friday morning. The good folks at Delta Dental are sponsoring it and I'm excited to see how it unfolds. I love the idea that the dental students will get a taste for charitable care right in their back yard.
Focusing on children and preventive health is the primary tool for reducing caries and a life of unnecessary dental problems. I'm impressed with the growth of this program and urge you and your office to participate if possible. I'll report back on my experience but here is the current status of the national GKAS outreach according to the ADA web site.
* More than 1700 events are registered
* More than 401,000 kids are expected to be treated
* More than 10,000 dentists will provide services
*Close to 32,000 lay volunteers have signed up as well

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