National roll-out of Give Kids a Smile Day comes to ASDOH

GKAS sponsors and leaders enjoy the busy day.
GKAS sponsors and leaders enjoy the busy day.

Dean Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Superintendent of EVIT school Sally Downing, ADA President Maxine Feinberg, Mesa Mayor John Giles and Gilbert Mayor John Lewis joined the GKAS celebration.
Dean Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Superintendent of EVIT school Sally Downing, ADA President Maxine Feinberg, Mesa Mayor John Giles and Gilbert Mayor John Lewis joined the GKAS celebration.

Leaders from the American Dental Association, dental industry and local elected officials came to ASDOH to kick off the nation’s largest comprehensive care Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) event. Over 500 pre-screened children were treated to preventive-oriented dental care while being entertained at this dental student planned and managed event.  ASDOH alums, faculty, staff and community volunteers engaged in the “most organized chaos” in the valley.  The event was sponsored by Henry Schein, Colgate, Dexis, the AZDA Foundation and ATSU.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg joins the children in the reception area during GKAS day.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg joins the children in the reception area during GKAS day.

The returning ASDOH alums attended a recognition reception after the GKAS event and attended continuing education courses offered the next day.