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Dental Department Service Learning

"Give Kids a Smile"

In honor of National Children’s Health Month, the Indian River State College Dental Department recently participated in the American Dental Association’s (ADA) “Give Kids a Smile” event. The ADA created this initiative to help focus national attention on dental decay and help provide underprivileged children with dental care.

Give Kids A Smile Event

Collaborative efforts:Indian River State College

  • Dental Hygiene Students
  • Dental Assisting Students
  • Dental Science Faculty

Treasure Coast Dental Association

  • Volunteer dentists
  • St. Lucie County Elementary students
  • St. Lucie County School Nurses

Economic Impact to the Community

  • — 42 children received preventive services in the amount of $10,716.00
  • — 28 children received restorative care in the amount of $15,453.00



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