Smiles for Kids Day 2015 is February 7th!
What is Smiles For Kids?
Our largest and most far-reaching project, Smiles for Kids® (SFK) was adopted and expanded by the Foundation in 2003; it partners member dentists with local schools to screen and provide dental education to thousands of children each year. From the screenings, nearly 1000 underserved children are treated by member dentists and their staffs on SFK Day each February. More than half of those children are then “adopted” for further pro bono treatment – including specialty and orthodontic treatment. Each year, a million dollars in pro bono treatment is provided to children in the five county SDDS area.
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2014 Smiles for Kids Grant Partners:
Since Smiles for Kids began in 1991...
has been donated in dental treatment!
children have been treated!
children have been screened!
2014 SFK QUICK STATS:
20,988 children screened in Fall 2013
(kids in urgent need of care are then treated on SFK Day)
490 children were seen on SFK Day
(February 1, 2014)
21 private dental offices open
to treat these children
from Truckee to Jackson, Roseville, Elk Grove, Davis, Placerville
5 county area: Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Yolo, Sacramento
324 volunteers worked on SFK Day
all dentists, hygienists, assistants & volunteer staff
72 dentists worked on SFK Day
(February 1, 2014)
164 additional dentists
ongoing treatment after SFK Day
89 children will receive
free of charge
$239,330 dentistry completed on
Smiles for Kids Day alone!
$660,000+ of treatment completed
in 2014! (SFK Day & Adopt-a-Kid)
Thanks for giving kids a smile!
Smiles for Kids spot on KVIE
Be sure to turn up your volume!
Sacramento area underprivileged children have something to smile about!
The Smiles for Kids (SFK) Dental and Orthodontic Program is dedicated to treatment for the underprivileged children in our community.
Our largest and most far-reaching project, Smiles for Kids (SFK) was adopted and expanded by the Foundation in 2003, partners SDDS doctors, local schools and school nurses to screen and provide dental health education to thousands of kids each year. From the screenings, nearly 1000 are treated by member dentists and their staffs on Smiles for Kids Day in February. More than half of these kids are then "adopted" for further treatment, including specialty and orthodontic treatment. Each year, more than one million dollars in pro bono treatment is provided to kids in the five county SDDS area.
In February 2003, the American Dental Association organized a nationwide "Give Kids A Smile" program, patterned after programs such as this highly successful local endeavor. Smiles For Kids joined the ADA in 2003 in this effort to improve the oral health of our underprivileged children.