Local dentists support ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ event

Photos by Rich Dionne
Annalee Carolan, 11, of East Providence, patiently opens her mouth wide for Dr. Lisa Daft during Give Kids a Smile Day, an event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, to provide free dental care to children in the community. Photos by Rich Dionne Annalee Carolan, 11, of East Providence, patiently opens her mouth wide for Dr. Lisa Daft during Give Kids a Smile Day, an event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, to provide free dental care to children in the community.

Photos by Rich Dionne Annalee Carolan, 11, of East Providence, patiently opens her mouth wide for Dr. Lisa Daft during Give Kids a Smile Day, an event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, to provide free dental care to children in the community.

Photos by Rich Dionne
Annalee Carolan, 11, of East Providence, patiently opens her mouth wide for Dr. Lisa Daft during Give Kids a Smile Day, an event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, to provide free dental care to children in the community.

SEEKONK — To recognize February as dental health month, the office of Dr. Lisa Daft in Seekonk recently held the first ever Give Kids a Smile Day.

The event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was established to provide free dental care to children in the community, ages 4-18, who might not otherwise have access to treatment.

Dr. Daft was joined by Dr. Chris Vanderpool, Dr. John Balamas and office staff. The day was a huge success. The Doctor’s saw 24 children of varied ages and when finished, had donated over $18,000 in time, materials and service.

“It was a great day of dentistry and a rewarding experience for all involved,” Dr. Daft wrote in a release about the event. “We’re already looking forward to participating in the event next year and would like to thank all who helped make the first Give Kids a Smile day a success, especially the many young children who were a pleasure to take care of that day. Their smiles made the day perfect!”

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