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Give Kids A Smile 2024




The Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) program, launched nationally in 2003, provides underserved children with free oral health care. Each year approximately 6,500 dentists and 30,000 dental team members volunteer at local GKAS events to provide free oral health education, screenings, preventive and restorative treatment to over 300,000 children.

Give Kids A Smile Day

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. GKAS events kick off annually on the first Friday in February, which is Give Kids A Smile Day. GKAS events are also held throughout the year.

Give Kids A Smile Vision

To ensure access to quality oral healthcare for all children.

2023 MSDAF Results

In 2023 the MSDAF successfully supported 27 events across the state of Maryland. 3,823 children received oral health education and many others were able to receive treatment through our private practice partners on the first day of GKAS, Friday, February 3rd and beyond.

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2024 Events

In 2024, we will propel our efforts higher with more screenings and dental care being provided expanding across the 12 components of Maryland. Please check back as events are constantly updated. If you are a parent interested in bringing your child/ children to one of our community events please email for details. 

In conjunction with GKAS, the MSDAF is hosting a school supply drive until January 2024 for the schools we will be visiting. Simply drop off donations to our headquarters located at 8901 Herrmann Drive Suite A, Columbia, MD 21045 or purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist to be mailed to our office. 

Give Kids A Smile locations


  • Westmar Early Learning Center (No Volunteers Needed)

  • Allegany College of Maryland Dental Hygiene School*  Thursday, Feb 1 - Appointment Only (must call 301-784-5540 to schedule children up to the age of 18) 

Anne Arundel County

  • Park Elementary School Friday, Feb 2

  • Lessons In A Lunchbox Program: Marley Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Friday, Feb 23 

Baltimore City  

  • CareFirst Engagement Center* on Friday, Feb 2 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturday, Feb 3 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must register: click here)

  • Lessons In A Lunchbox Program: The Historic Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Thursday, Feb 1 

  • Lessons In A Lunchbox Program: Fallstaff Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed)Friday, Feb 2 

Baltimore County  

  • Vincent Farm Elementary School Friday, Feb 16

  • Community College of Baltimore County Dental Hygiene School Kid's Spring Smile-tacular (No volunteers needed)* Saturday, Feb 24 8:00  am - 12:00 pm The CCBC Dental Hygiene students provide a free preventive dental hygiene visit for children ages 5-17. The visit includes an exam, cleaning, and a fluoride treatment. Appointments are required. To request an appointment, please call 443-840-3340 and leave a message with your name and daytime phone number. We will contact you to schedule the appointment.

Carroll County 

  • Sandymount Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Friday, Feb 16

Eastern Shore

  • Easton Elementary School Friday, Feb 16

  • Choptank Community Health System, Inc.: Church Hill Judy Center located in Church Hill Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Wednesday, Feb 7

  • Choptank Community Health System, Inc.: Rock Hall Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Thursday, Feb 22

  • Choptank Community Health System, Inc.: Sudlersville Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Friday, Feb 26

  • Choptank Community Health System, Inc.: Greensboro Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Friday, Feb 28

  • Choptank Community Health System, Inc.: Federalsburg Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Friday, Feb 28

Frederick County

  • The Frederick County Dental Society Give Kids A Smile at Colliver Dental Group* Saturday, Feb 17 - 9 am - 2 pm - Services: Screenings, fluoride varnish, and patient education. Parents may register their children at CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Harford-Cecil County  

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Howard County

  • Howard Community College Dental Hygiene School (No Volunteers Needed)* Friday, Feb 2 - Appointment Only for treatment (must email or call 443-518-1570 after 1/22/24 to schedule children under 18 years of age), Oral health educational will be provided for patients and guardians (no appointment necessary 9 am and 2 pm) 


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Southern Maryland 

  • Wisteria Dental Care* Sat, Mar 2nd - 9 am - 5 pm This is a day where we offer FREE dental care for children ages 0-18 who are uninsured. This event is appointment only: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD

  • Rockville Pediatric Dental: Wheaton Woods Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) Friday, Feb 2

  • Lessons In A Lunchbox Program: William Paca Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed) - Tuesday, Feb 6 

  • Lessons In A Lunchbox Program: Flintstone Elementary School (No Volunteers Needed)- Friday, Feb 23 

  • Zenith Family Dental Clinic - Friday, Feb 23 9 am - 5 pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 301-235-9944 to schedule. Free dental cleanings, exams, and sealants for children 15 years old and younger will be provided. 

  • Mouth Mechanics - Friday, April 12 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Offering a day of dental care and education for children ages 3-10 years old. Our team of friendly dentists and hygienists will be at 3231 Superior Lane, Bowie, MD, USA to provide free dental check-ups, cleanings, and oral health tips. Click here to register your child/chrildren. 

  • Catholic Charities: Oakland Elementary School in MoCo TBA

  • Catholic Charities: HeadStart in PG County TBA

Washington County

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*Open to public/ community event for children (may require an appointment)

Interested in volunteering? Click the Volunteer Registration button above. 


If you are hosting an event in Maryland that is not listed, please email with details. 

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