February – May, 2022
SHARE A SMILE is program started in 2021 by NJAPD in partnership with the 5 NJ hygiene programs. SAS was started in response to COVID-19 & the decrease in Give Kids a Smile programs. Due to the decrease in GKAS programs, many children in NJ had additional unmet dental needs.
Hygiene programs or participating dental offices complete needed hygiene treatment on children, which may include SDF, sealants, xrays, fluoride treatment & a prophy. They will triage patients in need during the months of February March, April & May. They refer patients to a pediatric dentist on the list that need additional operative or surgical care.
Each participating pediatric dentist will treat children for FREE according to the dentist’s preferences (including time of the day, age, dental needs and # of children they are willing to see).