Children receive dental screenings (limited oral evaluations) once a year by licensed volunteer dentists to identify those with current or potential dental problems. Depending on the severity of the problem, age of the child, translation requirements and financial/insurance status, a referral is made to the appropriate volunteer dental provider.
GIVE KIDS A SMILE
The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile® program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children.
Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that disadvantaged families face in finding dental care.
Each year several members of the Fort Worth District Dental Society and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country.
SMILES CHANGE LIVES (SCL)
Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is an orthodontic nonprofit dedicated to help kids from low-income families receive braces. Caring orthodontists across the country join SCL to provide braces for children and teens.