Children should be able to sleep at night, eat properly, have good self esteem, and pay attention at school…free from dental pain. We, here at St. Louis Give Kids A Smile, planned and implemented our first clinic in February 2002, where 325 kids were seen. Since then, we have delivered over $9.5 million dollars worth of dental care to over 15,000 St. Louis area children!
Our St. Louis two-day clinics normally take place in February and again in October at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. Due to the Covid Pandemic and our inability to achieve proper social distancing, we will not be able to run our clinic this October. Because economic hardships have increased during the Pandemic, we know that the demand for dental care has grown. Give Kids A Smile is needed now more than ever.
With proper protective equipment and protocols, patients can be treated safely at private dental offices. We are currently lining up dentist volunteers that are willing to bring our GKAS kids to their offices to deliver full service dental care there. At these offices, children will receive a thorough cleaning and fluoride treatment. If they need fillings, root canals, extractions, etc…these will be addressed as well. We have specialists lined up to tackle the more difficult cases.