Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Give Kids a Smile Day is coming to locations around the state on Friday, February 6, 2015 in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Free Dental Care for Hundreds of Local Children

Give Kids a Smile Day is coming to locations around the state on Friday, February 6, 2015 in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Give Kids a Smile is held annually to:

  • Provide free, easily accessible dental services to local, qualifying children
  • Raise awareness of untreated tooth decay in children and the importance of good oral health

Hosted by the Georgia Dental Association, dentists and their staff volunteers provide an estimated $100,000+ of donated dental services in one day to more than 500 of Georgia's children in need through this outreach program.

Give Kids a Smile Day is part of a nationwide initiative launched by the American Dental Association in 2003. Each year, more than 350,000 children nationwide benefit from these events.

Give Kids a Smile Day Locations

Mercy Health Center
Athens, Georgia
700 Oglethorpe Avenue
Athens, GA
No appointment necessary
Lainer Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Drive
Oakwood, Georgia
Savannah Technical College
Eckburg Auditorium
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 
9 am- 3 pm for ages 3-18
No appointment necessary
Fortis College School of Dental Hygiene
2108 Cobb Parkway SE
Smyrna, GA 
Call for an appointment: 678-460-0910
Wiregrass Technical College
Dental Hygiene Clinic
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA
Call for an appointment: 229-245-3716

Read More
GDA Office Closed for MLK Day

Mon, 19 Jan 2015

The GDA executive office is closed on Monday, January 19, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The GDA office will re-open on Tuesday, January 20.

Read More
GDA Medical Plan ID Cards

Mon, 05 Jan 2015

If you were a GDA medical plan participant in 2014, you can use your current identification card during medical appointments in early 2015. Blue Cross Blue Shield will mail new identification cardsdirectly to you shortly. If you a new GDA medical plan participant for 2015, welcome! Until Blue Cross Blue Shield directly mails you your new identification card, you may reach out to a GDIS representative if you need assistance during a medical appointment. Please call (800) 432-4357.

Read More
Happy holidays from the GDA

Fri, 26 Dec 2014

GDA President Dr. Doug Torbush, Executive Director Frank Capaldo, and the entire GDA team wish you a joyful holiday season and a very happy and productive new year. The GDA office will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23-26 and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 29. The office will also be closed Thursday and Friday Jan. 1 and 2.

Read More
Enroll in a GDA Health Plan by Dec 15

Thu, 11 Dec 2014

You still have time! We have extended the open enrollment period for the 2015 GDA health plans. The deadline to enroll is now Monday, December 15.

* View the 2015 GDA Health Plan Enrollment Packet

If one of our group plans doesn't fit your needs, try our individual plans. Click the link below to access a website where you can obtain a quote on individual plans right for your lifestyle and budget. And email Victoria LeMaire at or Skip Jones at for additional information.

* Obtain an Individual Health Plan Quote

Read More