February is national Give Kids a Smile month, when dentists across the country hold events offering free dental care to children in need. Already, 6,000 dentists and 20,000 dental team members have committed to the effort - don't you want to join the fun?
At the WSDA and the Washington Oral Health Foundation, we'd like to help make your events accessible, successful and smooth running. We can help promote your event on the WSDA website, give you tips and pointers for GKAS events, and tell your event story in the WSDA News — we welcome the chance to promote the work you do in your practice to help your community. Additionally, the ADA can provide some of the supplies necessary to make your GKAS event a hit.
Free toothbrushes and supplies
The deadline to apply for free supplies (including toothbrushes, disposable instruments and hygiene kits, depending on the scope of your event) for your GKAS event is November 8. Apply here.
Want to help in other ways?
If you're not planning your own event but would still like to be involved, consider doing a school presentation in your community with help from the Foundation. WOHF can coordinate with your local school and provide all the materials you need. Call Ruth Abate at 800-448-3368, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.