`It was a day of big smiles for more than 125 young dental patients who gathered Friday at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for free dental care. Thirty dentists and dental hygienists, both from the School of Dental Medicine and private practice, gave of their time and expertise as part of the 2010 Give Kids A Smile event.
“I can’t begin to find words to thank your organization, the wonderful staff that treated him today and any others involved with this program. Today was not just about my son getting some beyond horrible dental issues taken care of, it was about giving my son confidence, self esteem, a smile, a new outlook on life, and a brighter future,” said Michelle Conder, mother of one of the Give Kids A Smile patients. “You’ve changed his life with your mission and generosity and I wanted to make sure you knew this.”
Give Kids a Smile Day was started eight years ago by the American Dental Association. It is the nation’s largest proactive approach to help children from low income families with their dental needs, and to draw attention to the problem that many families face when trying to access basic dental care. The Give Kids A Smile event takes place in every state, and Colorado is fortunate to boast one of the nation’s success stories for this program.