| The key to a successful program begins with the participating locations. The extent
of your planning and organization make all the difference in a child’s experience, as well as
Here are some tips, documents and links to help make your GKAS event the best possible! Scroll all the way down for important program documents.
10 Tips for a Successful GKAS Event
- Contact your local school nurses to let them know your office is a participating location. Schools have already been contacted by NJDA about the Give Kids a Smile program.
- Assign specific roles & responsibilities for each of your staff to ensure a smooth system
Make certain you have enough GKAS forms (see below)
Alert the press! Your local paper, cable network or area Patch website can help spread the word.
Other locations to advertise: boys and girls clubs, scout groups, area religious groups & day care centers.
Leave a few appointment slots open for the inevitable walk-in.
Contact other participating locations in your area and work with them to manage potential overflow in your neighborhood.
Entertain the kids! Face painting, coloring books, etc., can help ease the child’s anxiety about what may be his/her first dental visit.
Provide parents and guardians with follow-up treatment options (see below) as they leave your office.
- Examples: Sign-in & documentation person; Triage staff; Escorts; Follow-up staff
Forms and Documentation for Participating Locations
Parental Consent Forms in English and Spanish.
NOTE: Every child not accompanied by a parent/guardian MUST have a completed and signed consent form in order to be treated
Program Registration/Update Your Location's Information
Volunteer CE Certificate
Template - Available here after February 1, 2013
Style Guide (for writing press releases about your program)
A Guide to a Successful Event
Patient Treatment Form (Chart)
Patient Exit Form in English and Spanish
Day of Event Activity Form - Available here after February 1, 2013