“Give Kids a Smile” Events Across Northern California

Pacific Dugoni volunteers delivered oral health services throughout Northern California as part of “Give Kids a Smile” events held February 7 in San Francisco, Stockton and Union City. In San Francisco, nearly 100 children received dental check-ups and cleanings, orthodontic evaluations, fluoride treatments, oral health education and more. Kids also enjoyed face painting and balloon animal booths, as well as a chance to play with furry friends at the Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo.

The Stockton “Give Kids a Smile” event was held at University of the Pacific’s Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center and provided free dental evaluations and oral health education to children from throughout the Central Valley. The event was co-hosted by the San Joaquin Dental Society and Pacific.

A “Give Special Kids a Smile” event was also held at the Union City Dental Care Center, co-hosted by Southern Alameda Country Dental Society and Pacific Dugoni’s AEGD program. Nearly 60 patients with special needs received free dental screenings and complimentary dental health care kits. Dental school staff, faculty and residents joined more than 20 dentists from the community, along with local dental assistant students and dental students from Pacific’s chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), in the day of service.