The American Dental Associations (ADA) newly established Give Kids A Smile Fund received good news of its own to smile about when CareCredit became the funds founding donor with a gift of $100,000.

Designed to focus national attention on the untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children, Give Kids A Smile is an annual one-day event that provides free educational and preventive and restorative services to children from low-income families.

This year, CareCredit will commemorate its 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, it has been CareCredits goal to make dentistry more accessible to everyone, states Michael J. Testa, president, CareCredit.

The ADA created “Give Kids A Smile” to focus national attention on the issue of access to oral health care for underserved children. Along with its national partners, Colgate-Palmolive, Sullivan-Schein Dental and DEXIS Digital X-ray Systems, the ADA hopes to build support for public and private solutions that will help underserved children receive regular oral health care.