KidZdent Giving Kids A Smile 2020 staff photo

Give Kids A Smile 2020 at KidZdent

Colgate Technology Center: Dr. Cavan Brunsden, State Manager of Give Kids A Smile, the nation’s largest access to care program for children in need of dental treatment. Dr Cavan Brunsden, and KidZdent, are proud to serve as leaders and managers of this state program providing necessary dental care to our most vulnerable citizens, our children.

Old Bridge- In NJ, GKAS has treated over 40,000 children and delivered an estimated $7 million dollars of free dental care, provided by professional and highly accredited volunteer dentists, staff, and clinical assistants.

Colgate Palmolive, one of our national sponsors, hosted the pre-health college’s students of New Jersey at their National Technology center in Piscataway, NJ. These student volunteers are assigned to the GKAS site and locations throughout the Garden state. At these volunteer sites, they provide support services as they experience a hands-on career opportunity in the dental field and industry. In addition, a featured and technology-based experience is provided by a global oral health care corporation.

February is Dental Health Month

In conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, New Jersey Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Cavan Brunsden, continues his 18-year quest to provide access to dental care for underprivileged children, by managing and participating in Give Kids a Smile.

Give Kids a Smile is an annual, one-day free program of preventive and restorative dental care for under-served children in NJ communities.  Dr. Brunsden and his KidZdent pediatric dental team will once again host this remarkable program on Friday, February 7, 2020. 

“Bringing awareness to pediatric dental concerns and attention to the children who are in need most of dental treatment while giving back to the public who has supported KidZdent as a practice is so important to my team and I. We are excited and hopeful for another successful turnout and thankful for the ability to spread smiles,” insights Brunsden. “To date, this program has positively impacted the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare instruction. I am proud to be a part of it,” he said.

Eligible children (ages 12 and under), without dental benefits or proper insurance, who come to KidZdent on February 7th will receive a comprehensive dental examination, radiographs, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. If necessary, our team of professionals will recommend continuing treatment.

Last February, in New Jersey alone, over 6,000 children visited nearly 100 sites across the state, including private dental offices like Dr. Brunsden’s Kidzdent.  In New Jersey, GKAS is supported by Colgate, Henry Schein Dental, Delta Dental of NJ, and private donations.

Parents must make an appointment in order for their child to participate in this free dental healthcare program.  Call KidZdent at 732-679-2323 in advance to secure your child’s appointment to be seen by one of the many volunteer dentists who are devoting their time and expertise to this amazing event.  Dr. Cavan Brunsden has been highly accredited in practicing dentistry for more than 38 years. 

KidZdent is located at 2455 Route 516 Old Bridge, New Jersey.

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