Two supporters of the Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) program—Candy B. Ross of KaVo Kerr Group and Kathy L. Woodard of the Ohio Dental Association—were recipients of the Give Kids A Smile “Smile Champion” Awards, presented at the American Dental Association Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile Gala during the ADA’s Annual Session in New Orleans on November 1.

The award recognizes the winners’ efforts to expand the GKAS program to reach even more underserved children across the country. Give Kids A Smile is the American Dental Association’s signature national program that provides free dental screenings, treatment, and education to underserved children. Since its founding more than 11 years ago, GKAS has provided dental services for nearly 4.5 million children. Each award winner received a commemorative crystal trophy.

Ross, director of industry and professional relations, NA Equipment, at KaVO Kerr, received the Steven W. Kess Give Kids a Smile Corporate Volunteer Award. Woodard, director of public service and the Ohio Dental Association Foundation, received the Jeffrey Dalin, DDS, Give Kids a Smile Volunteer Award.