Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. Join our team of over 875 volunteers and make a difference in the life of a child today.
About the KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic
The cornerstone of our organization, the KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic, opened its doors to patients in December 2012 at 770 Bethel Road in northwest Columbus.
With a unique operating model that relies on services being performed by volunteers in our state of the art facility, KidSMILES is able to offer comprehensive services at a cost of only $20 per child or $40 per family each visit! To ensure that we are serving children most in need, KidSMILES serves families who earn less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).
In addition to providing care through the KidSMILES clinic, volunteer dentists and hygienists have been conducting educational outreach programs to elementary school and preschool children since February of 2011. Through our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the hockey team's mascot Stinger joins our volunteers for the elementary school visits to create excitement. To date, KidSMILES has reached more than 50,000 children with our presentations about the importance of good dental hygiene. Each child also receives a takeaway bag that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, Stinger coloring page, and informational material.
Our Grant Partners
KidSMILES relies on the generosity of donations to fulfill our mission. We are grateful for the support of the following organizations for their monetary and in-kind grants: