ADA's National Give Kids A Smile To Serve 2,000 Children Oct. 15-17

Posted on October 13, 2012

WHAT:     Approximately 150 dentists, hygienists, dental students, dental staffs and other generous volunteers will participate in Give Kids A Smile to provide 2,000 San Francisco children with oral health screenings, education and treatment Oct. 15-17.


WHERE:  All children from the following locations will take home backpacks of donated materials, including a toothbrush and toothpaste from Colgate's Bright Smiles Bright Futures program as well as Sesame Street's Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me<http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/teeth> DVD and oral health kit:


*         Monday, Oct 15- Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay St., 8:40 a.m.-2 p.m. Students will receive oral health education and children in four grade levels will receive screenings.

*         Tuesday, Oct. 16- E.R. Taylor Elementary School, 423 Burrows St., 8:40 a.m.-2 p.m. Students will receive oral health education and children in four grade levels will receive screenings.

*         Wednesday, Oct. 17- San Francisco General Hospital, WIC program, 2550 23rd St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children will receive oral health screenings, education as well as other needed services such as fillings and sealants from the Native American Health Center. Sesame Street's beloved Walkaround Abby Cadabby will also be on hand.


MORE: The ADA, which is in San Francisco for its 2012 Annual Session Oct. 18-21, is collaborating with the San Francisco Dental Society, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Colgate's Bright Smiles Bright Futures and the National Children's Oral Health Foundation

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