Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids A Smile – Celebrating 20 years and more than 6 million children reached!

The GKAS 20th Anniversary kickoff will be celebrated nationally Jan. 31 – Feb. 4, 2022. 

A new approach for 2022

We humbly ask for your participation in Give Kids a Smile 2022. This critical volunteer program provides care to uninsured kids around Idaho. After receiving feedback regarding the Give Kids a Smile program, we have made some improvements for this coming year.

What is expected of a GKAS volunteer?  The only expectation of a GKAS visit is a cleaning and basic oral health education - fillings and further work are your discretion.

Children came to my office that had Medicaid or other coverage. This program is meant for children without any sort of coverage, so technically these children do not qualify for GKAS. Our new sign-up forms include a required agreement that any child being signed up and brought into an office is not covered by insurance and is under 18.You can also have the parents sign a waiver agreeing to this, sample forms are found below. 

In the past too many children were being sent to my office/ my office saw less children than we signed up for. This year your office has complete control of your event! Simply create a login for the Give Kids a Smile event page , create your GKAS event and the ADA will e-mail with further reminders, such as ordering supplies. Be sure to promote your event any way you can. Through social media, contacting local schools, flyers, ect. 
We invite you to review the Guidance & Resources for Conducting Give Kids A Smile During COVID-19 document posted on the ADA website. This 10-page guide was developed to provide useful information and resources to assist you with your event decisions, as the pandemic continues to play out.
Please reach out with any questions. 
For questions related directly to the GKAS website/ login/ supplies, ect. please email gkas@ada.org.

Create your event today!

Give Kids a Smile Toolkit

Already signed up? Login Here 

Reporting your GKAS data
Please remember reporting your data after completion of the program is ESSENTIAL. You can find more information in the Toolkit and report your date HERE. You can use your own data collection form or use our SAMPLE..  

Are you a parent looking to sign up your child? Sign- up HERE