Healthy Smiles Support Healthy Kids

On Saturday, February 24 Dugoni School students, faculty and staff volunteers held a “Give Kids a Smile” event at the school’s Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in San Francisco. Nearly 130 children received dental check-ups, fluoride treatment, sealants and orthodontic evaluations, and enjoyed educational games with oral health tips, prizes, face painting and balloon artistry. After receiving the free dental services, children played with cuddly animals at the Little Explorers Petting Zoo set up outside the school.

Each year, the Dugoni School participates in the nationwide "Give Kids a Smile" program to serve local children and families, including those who may not have a dental home. "Give Kids a Smile" was started by the American Dental Association in 2003 as a way to encourage dentists to connect with their communities by providing dental services to underserved children.

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