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Give Kids a Smile Takes to the Road in 2008

Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) is a national outreach sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) in association with Children’s Dental Health Month. The goal of the program is to reach dentally at-risk children through educational and restorative programs to promote lifelong oral and systemic health. While GKAS is…

COD Salutes Special Olympics Special Smiles Volunteers

On Saturday, March 15, ten people from the College of Dentistry volunteered to perform dental screenings and educate athletes during the Special Olympics in Lake City as part of the Special Olympics Special Smiles® Healthy Athletes program. It was a valuable service for the athletes and proved valuable for the…

Naples charity donates $5.5 million to fund UF children’’s dental clinic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of disadvantaged children will soon benefit from a $5.5 million gift to the University of Florida College of Dentistry that will fund the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Collier County. The gift was announced Dec. 13 by trustees for the…

Leon County Kids Get Low-cost Dental Care

Kids get dental care from Molar Express By Jeff Burlew/TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER Manav Malik tried to reassure Derrick Adams, 10, recently as he gave him an X-ray at the Leon County Health Departments dental center. “Youre doing so good, you know that?” Malik said. “Were almost done here.” Malik,…

UF’s Craniofacial Camp receives Lucy Gooding Grant

Children with craniofacial malformation will always have a safe place for summer fun thanks to a generous donation from the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust. The donation of $400,000 over the next four years will fund in perpetuity the University of Florida Craniofacial Centers Craniofacial Camp, which has been…

Oral Cancer Prevention Campaign Hits the Streets

Members of the “Oral Cancer: It Spreads Faster Than You Think” campaign team, an innovative health education effort launched June 1 in Jacksonville, Fla., know a bus wrap is worth 1,000 words in the fight against oral cancer. “Oral Cancer: It Spreads Faster Than You Think” aims to raise…