Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) is a nationwide program providing free dental care to pediatric and special needs patients. As three-year coordinator for Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Give Kids a Smile program, I have worked with my colleagues to expand access to care, successfully obtain grants and provide scholarship for continuity of care, and integrate medicine and dentistry within the GKAS program and dental clinic.
In 2017, I was selected as one of ten American Dental Association Give Kids a Smile Leadership Ambassadors and am now engaged as a national GKAS ambassador at the administrative level and on the field. My current task force responsibility is focused on developing standardized procedure to ensure continuity of care for the children we treat through GKAS programs nationwide.
With extensive leadership training and experience, I can help you and your program develop and grow with a mission of increasing access to oral health care for the children in our communities. Feel free to reach out if you want to know more about GKAS, if you wish to find a GKAS program in your area, or if you and your organization want to join the dental force in providing free dental care to children in need.
To read more about the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Give Kids a Smile program, follow us on Facebook and read through our Huffington Post article highlighting the key features of an interdisciplinary GKAS event.
If you or someone you know is under 18, living in the Boston area, and in need of dental care, send them to Harvard School of Dental Medicine on February 3, 2018. We will be offering FREE comprehensive exams, cleanings, xrays, fluoride, treatments, mouthguards, crafts, and education from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can reserve your child’s appointment by calling 617-432-1434 option #1.
I look forward to working with you and your family to ensure every child has access to a healthy smile!
© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.