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Give Kids a Smile 2020

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Project ended on March 31, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Give Kids a Smile 2020

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Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease today. Many families cannot afford to provide the necessary treatment to keep their children smiling and pain free.  Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) is a national American Dental Association project with the main goal of providing free dental care to children in need. Since the program’s launch in 2003, GKAS has managed to provide free care to over 5.5 million children! Dentists across the country host events throughout the year. Here at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, two GKAS events are held. The students serve as providers to deliver free treatment to those in need. At our past event, we were able to provide over $26,000 in dental treatment to 90 children. 

Each year the student leadership team is responsible for raising the money to cover any expenses of hosting the events and providing dental treatment to the children who need it the most. This is where we need support from people like you! Your contributions will extend to improve the lives of so many children in the Columbus area. We thank you for your consideration in supporting such a fantastic cause!

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5 million children have received free care through Give Kids a Smile!



Children have 20 baby teeth!



$50 is the average cost of a private practice dental visit for a child without dental insurance, but through GKAS children receive care at no cost.



The College of Dentistry has 100 dental operatories ready to treat children in need!



We are on pace to deliver care to over 250 children this year!

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