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Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

Give Kids A Smile Day National Kick Off at NYUCD

For the second year in a row, NYUCD served as an official site for the American Dental Association’s (ADA’s) Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) kick off event on February 6 to call national attention to the silent epidemic of dental disease among underserved children. Hundreds of children received oral care at NYUCD's Pediatric Clinic on Give Kids A Smile Day. The ADA estimated this nationwide initiative provided oral healthcare screening and treatment to more than one million underserved children.

Overall, thousands of sites across the country participated in the event to provide free pediatric dental services to needy children. In conjunction with the ADA and Long Island-based healthcare products distributor Henry Schein, Inc., NYUCD provided free check ups, X-rays, sealants, and custom-fitted mouth guards to all participating children. Each child also received a gift bag filled with oral care products. Four local television stations covered the event, including NBC and ABC in New York.

Nexus Winter 2004

Global Health Nexus

Winter 2004
Vol. 6, No. 1

In this issue:

Special Guest Essays:

Practicing for LifeSM: Making a Difference, One Smile at a Time - Dr. Vasiliki Karlis

News from the College

Recruiting the Best: Dr. Frederick A. Curro, Dr. John L. Ricci and Dr. Ronald Katz

International Partners in Health

Grants and Philanthropy

NYUCD in the News

Applause! Applause! Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Focus on Alumni