GKAS, TeamSmile hold joint program; serves Atlanta kids

Inspiring kids: Atlanta Falcons star Tony Gonzalez signs a football for a youngster at Fair Elementary School in Atlanta during a Give Kids A Smile/TeamSmile dental program.

Atlanta—Bringing two great access to care programs together for one special day, the Georgia Dental Association joined together with TeamSmile and the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program to host a special TeamSmile/Give Kids A Smile program Dec. 6, 2013, at Fair Street Elementary School.

Several Atlanta Falcon pro football players, including newly retired star tight end Tony Gonzalez, were on hand to support more than 350 children who received education, goodie bags with dental care items, screenings and treatment. The program was made possible by a generous donation from CareCredit to the ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Fund.

“The GDA is always eager to champion the cause of excellent oral health, especially in children,” said Dr. Doug Torbush, president-elect of the Georgia Dental Association and TeamSmile volunteer. “Our GDA volunteers were pleased to work with TeamSmile to get the students at Fair Street Elementary excited about their smiles.”

“As founding donor of the ADA Foundation GKAS Fund, we’re thrilled to join forces with TeamSmile,” said Cindy Hearn, senior vice president of branding and communications for CareCredit, 2013 GKAS National Advisory Committee member, and an ADA Foundation board member. “This new partnership has produced a wonderful program and allowed the good work done by GKAS to reach even more children within a new venue with a football fan base.”

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