Give Kids A Smile!


Give Kids A Smile was launched nationally 20 years ago this year. The first Friday of February is when we turn those frowns upside down and begin the Give Kids A Smile program. The initiative, created by the American Dentist Association (ADA), is an opportunity for kids who can’t usually afford to see a dentist to receive free dental care. Dentists, as well as dental hygienists, assistants, and other volunteers use their time and talents to ensure that children are given the dental care they need and deserve all across the country.

Each year, approximately 7,000 dentists and 3,000 dental team members volunteer at Give Kids A Smile events in their communities to provide free oral health education, dental screenings, and treatment to about 300,000 children. To date, over 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services through Give Kids A Smile. To learn about the 2023 Give Kids A Smile events in Virginia, click on the button below.

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George D.McDiffett

Colonal Heights, Virginia

Dear Ms. Rollins :

I am pleased to write to say that the services you and the gracious dentists associated with your organization have provided my brother, Doug, are no less than a true miracle in the outlook, appearance and renewed pride my brother feels.

Once the year of waiting went by after his initial application for help in getting comprehensive dental work done, you contacted him and, from there, it was swift, professional, and extremely kind and non-judgmental care tha
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