February 21, NYUCD joined forces with the New York County Dental Society
and industry sponsor Sullivan-Schein Dental to help kick off the American
Dental Association’s first-annual “Give Kids a Smile Day,” to help
increase access nationwide to oral health care and offer free dental
services to underserved and low-income children.
The day marked the culmination of a weeklong effort by NYUCD to provide
free educational, preventive, and restorative services to children,
including free sealants and custom-fitted mouth guards. During the
event, a total of 39 volunteers, students, residents, and faculty
treated 127 children, who were entertained by a magician, face painting,
and sing-a-longs at NYUCD’s pediatric dentistry clinic. Joining the
group were a number of dental dignitaries, including Dean Alfano,
New York County Dental Society (NYCDS) Executive Director Ellen Gerber,
NYCDS Vice President Dr. Lawrence Bailey, and Henry Schein Chief Executive
Officer and President Stanley Bergman.