Give Kids A Smile 2022: February 14th – March 7th

For Parents and Families:

Dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride varnish at no cost to families! Dental sealants and fluoride varnish are a safe and painless way to help present cavities. This program is for children 1-18 years of age at participating offices February 14 – March 7, 2022.

Appointments Only. Please click the button below to locate a participating dental office near you and make an appointment.

  • – Dental sealants are a protective coating put on molars.
  • – Fluoride varnish is painted on all teeth
  • – Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment screenings will be provided for free.

Have questions? Need assistance? Call 619-692-8858 and leave a message. We will call you back promptly.

For Providers:

Give Kids a Smile is coming in 2022,  but it will look a little different! We are recruiting dentists in private practice and community clinics who are interested in applying fluoride varnish and dental sealants to kids under the age of 18 – at no cost to families!

We will supply varnish and sealant material to participating dentists.  You will have the flexibility to choose when patients are seen – all on one day, or interspersed in your schedule.

  • – You will make your own appointments.
  • – We will help to promote the event with flyers and a website.
  • – In addition to technical assistance, there will be training for interested offices in January
  • – Glass ionomer sealants will be used.
  • – Some PPE will be provided to participating offices.
  • – You will report on numbers of kids seen and treatment rendered.
  • – You don’t have to be a pediatric dentist to participate.

Provider Registration Deadline: December 17th

Use the button below to register as a provider or volunteer.

The Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) program, launched nationally in 2003, provides underserved children with free oral health care. Each year approximately 6,500 dentists and 30,000 dental team members volunteer at local GKAS events to provide free oral health education, screenings, preventive and restorative treatment to over 300,000 children nationwide. GKAS events kick off annually on the first Friday in February, which is Give Kids A Smile Day. GKAS events are held throughout the year. To-date, over 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services through the GKAS program.

Each year, the San Diego County Dental Foundation partners with private practice dentists and public clinics to provide free oral health care to hundreds of underserved kids in our region.

GKAS Partners