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
Association’s (ADA’s) 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.