Programs

Community Service Learning Program (CSLP)

GKAS VolunteersKinderSmile Community Service Learning Program offers mentoring and guidance to high school/college students to acquire leadership skills, and to share in the mission and goals of KinderSmile Foundation. CSLP members have the option to participate in internships with the foundation, to help teach children oral hygiene at KinderSmile Community Oral Health Center, and to volunteer at local health fairs and community events such as Give Kids a Smile Day. Dedicated volunteers of CSLP apply to elevate their roles within the organization by becoming Junior Board members. These select members serve as ambassadors for the  Read More…

Perinatal Health & Wellness Program (PHWP)

KSF Pre and Postnatal ProgramKinderSmile Perinatal Health & Wellness Program services provided to pregnant women and new mothers includes oral / dental examination, oral health education including impact of maternal health on the developing fetus; caries disease transmission from the care givers to infants and toddlers; effects of early childhood caries; inappropriate use of baby bottle and sippy cup; age/ developmentally appropriate daily oral care for infants and toddlers; initial dental visit by age one; benefits of fluoride varnish and fluoride supplements for children living in non-fluoridated area and importance of good nutrition. Pregnant women, new mothers and care givers are provided with available community resources to access recommended dental care in a timely manner.Read More…

KinderSmile Oral Health Program (KSOHP)

Kinder Smile Oral Health ProgramKinderSmile Oral Health Program provides preventative and diagnostic dental services and comprehensive oral health education to children and families at-risk. Prevention and Early Intervention services will include on-site visits to Early Childhood Programs serving children 0 – 17 years, and pre and postnatal women in Montclair and Orange and East Orange, NJ; three Day Care centers in Montclair; A Community Charter Elementary School serving children K through grade 4 in East Orange and ARC Kohler School for children with special needs located in Mountainside, NJ. Examination and preventive care with prophylaxis, topical fluoride treatment with application of fluoride varnish will be provided to children with written parent consent for such services. Children diagnosed with moderate to severe dental caries will be referred for  Read More…

 

 

KinderSmile Oral Health Program is the “flagship” program of our nonprofit foundation, bringing free dental care and oral health education to community partners across New Jersey since 2007. Over the years, we have expanded the program to include various extensions that help bring optimal oral health to more underserved families across the state, including the following:

NEW! KinderSmile Community Oral Health Center (KSCOHC)
Health N Wellness- Paterson School District

The Center will be the ‘Dental Home’ for many uninsured and underserved children in New Jersey (Bloomfield, Montclair, Irvington, Orange, East Orange and Newark), conveniently located to all bus lines. We will accept Medicaid and Managed Care insurances. The Center will be open in time for back to school check-ups. KSCOHC will be open 6 days a week, including evening hours for working parents. It is our goal to build oral health equity in underserved communities. Please join us as we build healthier communities.
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Annual “Give Kids A Smile″ Oral Health Fair
KinderSmile GKAS

In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, and Give Kids a Smile, KSF holds a large oral health fair open to the public for walk-ins. KSF provides transportation to over 250 children from the at-risk population to attend this Fair. An oral exam, prophylaxis, and fluoride varnish application are given to each child. Read More…

 

 

 

Community FoodBank of NJ “After-School” Partnership
Kindersmile AfterSchool program
KinderSmile Foundation has partnered with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to provide oral examination, cleanings, fluoride treatment, xrays and oral health education to over 450 Newark school children located in 9 sites that are affiliated with the Community Food Bank After School Program. Read More…

 

 

Health N Wellness Partnership – Paterson School District
Health N Wellness- Paterson School District
KinderSmile has collaborated with Health N Wellness, (Full Service Community Schools) in Paterson School district to provide preventive dental services and oral educational workshops to the children attending schools in the Paterson, New Jersey.
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