Visiting the clinic (from l to r): ADA Treasurer Dr. Mark Feldman; ADA President-Elect Dr. Richard Haught; Henry Schein Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Stanley M. Bergman; ADA Executive Director Dr. James Bramson; and Dean Michael Alfano.
For the second year in a row, NYUCD served as an official site for the American Dental Associationís (ADAís) Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) kick off event on February 6 to call national attention to the silent epidemic of dental disease among underserved children. Hundreds of children received oral care at NYUCD's Pediatric Clinic on Give Kids A Smile Day. The ADA estimated this nationwide initiative provided oral healthcare screening and treatment to more than one million underserved children.
Overall, thousands of sites across the country participated in the event to provide free pediatric dental services to needy children. In conjunction with the ADA and Long Island-based healthcare products distributor Henry Schein, Inc., NYUCD provided free check ups, X-rays, sealants, and custom-fitted mouth guards to all participating children. Each child also received a gift bag filled with oral care products. Four local television stations covered the event, including NBC and ABC in New York.