Kool Smiles’ Fourth Annual “Sharing Smiles Day” Brings Smiles to Children in Need
Children in Washington, DC and surrounding areas will be able to receive dental treatments at no cost on Sunday, May 20, during Sharing Smiles Day, an annual day of free dental care hosted by children’s dental provider Kool Smiles.
“At Kool Smiles, we believe every child should have a dentist,” said Dr. Ashley Nichols, Managing Dental Director for Kool Smiles. “While we’re proud to accept a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicaid and TRICARE, we also know there are children in our community who do not have dental insurance and whose parents can’t afford to pay out of pocket for needed dental treatments. Sharing Smiles Day is an opportunity for our dentists and staff to give back to children and families in our community and bring smiles to those in need.”
Kool Smiles dentists will provide free dental care to uninsured and underinsured children from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the following office location:
- Kool Smiles Washington, DC
1531 Maryland Ave.
Washington, DC 20002
ph: (202) 470-1126
- Kool Smiles Takoma Park
1147 University Blvd., E.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
ph: (301) 830-5150
Available treatments will include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, fillings and sealants.
A limited number of appointments are available. Parents are strongly encouraged to register their children on the Kool Smiles website in advance of the event: www.mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles. We will try our best to see all patients, but treatment will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-registration does not guarantee we will be able to treat your child. Treatment offerings will be determined by the dentist.
“If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating, sleeping or speaking, and more serious infections, some of which can be life-threatening,” continued Dr. Nichols. “That’s why it’s important to see a dentist regularly for preventive care before tooth decay has a chance to do lasting damage.”
Sharing Smiles Day is an annual event hosted by Kool Smiles. In 2017, Kool Smiles dentists provided free dental care to more than 500 children in need.
The Kool Smiles website provides more information on the Sharing Smiles free care day, including how to register, participating office locations, and available treatments. To register your child for the free dental care day, please visit mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles