20th Annual Give Kids A Smile: Free Dental Care From New Jersey Dentists for Children Through Age 12 · Additional Pediatric Dental Care: Share A Smile · Donated Orthodonic Treatment · Other New Jersey Pediatric Dentists
SHARE A SMILE (SAS) is an extension of Give Kids A Smile (GKAS). New Jersey pediatric dentists signed up to provide FREE dental care from February through May 2022 for children that were screened by any dentist or hygiene program for GKAS and Children’s dental health month. This program is to serve as a safety net to help those children that are uninsured or under insured.
A database of dentists willing to accept to treat a child for free dental care will be created and shared with all those participating with NJ Give Kids a Smile!
Hygiene programs or participating dental offices complete needed hygiene treatment on children, which may include SDF, sealants, xrays, fluoride treatment & a prophy. They will triage patients in need during the months of February March, April & May. They refer patients to a pediatric dentist on the list that need additional operative or surgical care.
The goal of Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) is to provide children with access to a beautiful and healthy smile. Therefore, our main purpose remains the same as it was the day the program was founded over a decade ago: to create opportunities for children to access professional and individual orthodontic intervention by a volunteer network of American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) members. Donated Orthodontic services provides treatment nationwide and has helped thousands of children love their smile and functional bite.
If all of the statements below are true, your child should apply for Donated Orthodontic Services:
– Your child is 18 years old or younger.
– Your total family income is 200% of the poverty level or less. (See chart below.)
– Your child receives regular dental care and has good oral hygiene.
– Your child is not currently in treatment or in between phases of treatment.
– Your child has not received previous orthodontic treatment.