Give Kids A Smile Dental Program

Nearly 1000 elementary school students receive dental services in East Baton Rouge Parish during Give Kids A Smile Days in February with local dentists. The Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, Health Centers in Schools (HCS), and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System team up to provide educational materials and dental screenings, as well as preventative care, to first and second graders. The effort is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program and also to acknowledge February as national Children’s Dental Health Month.

If you have contact with them, please thank the following local dentists for their participation in this program that certainly contributes to the better health of area children: Dr. Johnnie Hunt, Dr. Brooke Wood, Dr. Robert Delarosa, Dr. Bradley Comeaux, Dr. Paige Sigsworth, Dr. Brynn LeRoux, Dr. Nelson Daly, Dr. Shelly Daly, Dr. Ann Uzee, Drs. Lance and Shelly Fallin, Dr. Kredenna Beverly, Dr. Billy Hall, Dr. Ryan Shinska, Dr. Anne Rob Sommers, Dr. Lauren Vedros, Dr. Suzanne Fournier, and Dr. Lee Koschel.

Making the programs possible nationwide are generous corporate co-sponsors: America's Dentist Care Foundation (Mission of Mercy), Colgate's Bright Smiles Bright Futures, Henry Schein Cares: Healthy Children, Healthy Lifestyles; Dexis, TeamSmile, National Museum of Dentistry, Smiles Change Lives, and the National Association of School Nurses.