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Children's Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month is a month-long national health observance bringing together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

Educational activities are held across Georgia with Pre-K and school-aged children throughout the month of February.

This year's NCDHM campaign slogan is "Fluoride in water prevents cavities!"

Posters and program planning guides are available on ADA.org.

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Give Kids A Smile Day

Each year Give Kids A Smile Day is held on the first Friday in February and serves as the annual kick-off to Children's Dental Health Month. Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) volunteers provide free dental health education, screenings, preventive care, and/or treatment for underserved kids across Georgia. While the official GKAS Day is held on the first Friday, events take place throughout the year.

The GDA Foundation for Oral Health provides 10,000 ​dental hygiene kits and clinical supplies to dentists across Georgia for their events every year. 

In 2019, 6 districts, more than 100 volunteers, and over $700,000 worth of dental services were provided to 3,000+ children.

Give Kids a Smile Events on
February 7, 2020

Augusta
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
1430 John Wesley Gilbert Drive
 Augusta, GA 30912
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Not accepting appointments
Free cleanings, sealants and restorative dental work

Cumming
Advanced Dental Associates

285 Elm Street
Cumming, GA  30040
Hours: 7:30 am-3:00 pm
Appointments required. Call 770-887-2915
Website: www.advanceddentalassociates.com
Free dental exams, X-rays, cleanings, restorations, extractions for children 18 and under.

Jasper
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic

175 Samaritan Drive
Jasper, Georgia 30143
No appointment needed on February 7 only. Call 706-253-4673 x 285 for more information.
Free dental screenings for children 18 and under.

Gainesville
Northern District Give Kids a Smile

Lanier Technical College
Walters Hall Building
2535 Lanier Tech Drive
Gainesville, GA 30507
Not accepting appointments
Free cleanings, sealants, restorative dental work for children 18 and under.

Savannah
Savannah Technical College

Eckburg Auditorium
5717 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, GA 31405
Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Free dental cleaning and treatment for children ages 3 - 18.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Treatment will be provided free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign in at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College.
Call 912-443-4081 or visit http://www.savgkas.com/ for more information.

Smyrna
Fortis College School of Dental Hygiene

2140 S Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Walk-ins welcome or call 678-460-0910 for an appointment
Open to the public. Free dental screenings, X-rays and cleanings for children 18 and under.

Lawrenceville
Peach Smiles 
4825 Sugarloaf Parkway, A
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
 
Sumter County
JSL Americus Dental Clinic
3rd Grade at Sumter County Public Primary and Elementary Schools
Education and Dental Screenings 

Give Kids a Smile Events - Other Dates

Buford
February 14, 2020
Lake Lanier Smiles
4965 Lanier Islands Pkwy #105
Buford, GA 30518
Exams, X-Rays, Cleanings, Fluoride Applications


Dallas
February 21, 2020
Dallas Dental
457 Nathan Dean Blvd Suite#109
Dallas, GA 30132
Exams, X-Rays, Cleanings, Fluoride Applications

 
Cumming
Cumming Dental Smiles
5770 Bethelview Rd Suite 700 E
Cumming, GA 30040
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