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What is Give Kids A Smile?

The Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) program, launched nationally in 2003, provides underserved children with free oral health care. Each year approximately 6,500 dentists and 30,000 dental team members volunteer at local GKAS events to provide free oral health education, screenings, preventive and restorative treatment to over 300,000 children.

Give Kids A Smile will begin the National Kickoff on February 3, 2023.  New Jersey locations and dates can be found using the link below.

Click Here for New Jersey GKAS Locations


Share a Smile

Donated Orthodontic Services

Does your child need additional dental care beyond what was provided during Give Kids A Smile? Share a Smile is an extension of Give Kids A Smile that provides FREE dental care for children screened during GKAS from February through May.

The Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) program has provided orthodontic treatment for over 1,000 children from families with a financial need during this critical time in their development where bullying and self-esteem issues are prevalent.

FAQs For Parents

  • How do I sign up my child for GKAS?
  • Which location should I call?
  • I have dental insurance and my child sees a dentist regularly. Can I still make a GKAS appointment?
  • Who will my child see during GKAS?
  • What will the dentist do?
  • Will the volunteer treat all my child's dental problems?
  • Who manages the GKAS program?