Free Dental Care to Children In Need
– The 11th Annual Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) event was held February 1 at the Alamance County Children’s Dental Clinic. The event brought local dental professionals together to volunteer and provide free dental services and education to children in need.
More than 60 children received care at the event resulting in approximately 400 dental procedures including exams, fluoride varnish and sealants valuing more than $15,800. In addition, 24 children were adopted by area dental offices for further oral health needs. “We are so glad to serve children who would not otherwise have dental care,” states Give Kids A Smile Coordinator Margaret Hooper, “And we are so thankful for the sixty-five volunteers who gave their time to the event. We could not make it happen without their dedication”
In addition to free dental services, children were greeted by the Tooth Fairy and also enjoyed face painting by local artist, William Gattis. Colgate, one of the national GKAS sponsors, provided the Bright Smiles Bright Futures mobile dental van along with their mascot, Dr. Brushwell, to support the event.