San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Give Kids A Smile Campaign

The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids A Smile program nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to under-served children.

In 2005, the California Dental Association sponsored a bill that made California one of eight states that mandate oral health assessments. This landmark legislation requires children to have an oral health assessment by May 31st of their first year in public school at kindergarten or first grade. Volunteer dentists that participate in the ‘Give Kids A Smile’ program organized by SGVDS every year helps fulfill the oral health assessment requirement for children who may not have access to dental care. The ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Program is conducted every year during the months of January-April. SGVDS Community Health Zone Directors coordinate volunteer dentists in their specified areas ‘zones’ to provide free screenings for children at local elementary schools.

   Zone 1 Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena
   Zone 2  Alhambra, East Los Angeles, El Sereno, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera
   Zone 3  Hacienda Heights, Industry, La Puente, Rowland Heights, Valinda, Whittier
   Zone 4  Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, El Monte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, S. El Monte,
                Temple City
   Zone 5  Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, West Covina

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

312 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 285-1174
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