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Give Kids a Smile Day
Call PCCY to make an appointment (in any language) at 215-563-5848 x21
Smile Day is free dental care for children 1-18 years old, particularly children who are uninsured, have no dental insurance or haven’t been to the dentist in over 6 months.
Children will receive care in dentist’s offices in Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties from April 15th to April 22nd (most schools will be on spring break).
Download and share these 2-sided flyers (ENGLISH on one side/2nd LANGUAGE on the other): English Only / Arabic / French / Haitian Creole / Hindi / Mandarin Chinese / Russian / Spanish / Vietnamese
Help Us Help Give Kids a Smile!
VOLUNTEERS are needed for three important activities:
- Answering phones to make dental appointments starting on April 1st at PCCY’s office in our new office space at 990 Spring Garden Street.
- Providing in-person language interpretation in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese the week of April 15th to April 22nd at selected dental offices.
- Get out in the community to help recruit children in need of free dental care! Be on the front lines by passing out flyers on the street, talking to families, and giving flyers to local businesses.
Click here to volunteer! Sign up by April 1st. Contact Ann Bacharach for questions at 215-563-5848 x21 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DENTAL PRACTICES are needed:
- Can you donate a few time slots to provide dental screenings for un-insured or under-insured children? Download and fill out this form and fax, mail or email it back to us. Your reply by March 1st is greatly appreciated.
Looking for low-cost dental care after Smile Day?
Call the PCCY Helpline 215-563-5848 x17 for more information about where you can find care. You can also get help applying for insurance.
Community health centers in the region provide care for everyone, regardless of insurance or citizenship status. To locate a community health center near you, refer to this map. Please call the Helpline for more information.
About Give Kids A Smile Day: PCCY has helped connect 3,200 children to free dental care over the last 16 years! Stemming from a vital need to increase the number of children who maintain and receive good oral health care, in 2003 PCCY coordinated the first Philadelphia-wide day of free dental care called “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Modeled after an American Dental Association initiative, every year PCCY recruits dental offices that create hundreds of appointments for children to have their mouths examined, teeth cleaned, and in some cases, cavities filled and teeth pulled. For Smile Day children who have no health insurance, PCCY’s Child Healthwatch Helpline staff work with their parents to enroll them in coverage so they have access to dental care any day they need it – and a dental home to return to.