Eastern District (Athens) Location: Office of Drs. Jennifer and Erik Wells Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact: Dr. Jennifer Wells at (706) 548-7373 or email@example.com
Southwestern District (Valdosta) Location: Valdosta Technical College Dental Hygiene School Contact: Dr. James Knighton at (229) 896-7595 or firstname.lastname@example.org Western District (Columbus) Location One: Columbus Technical College Dental Hygiene School Location Two: Valley Healthcare Contact: Dr. Al Lugo (706) 660-1310 or email@example.com
Eastern District (Augusta) Location: Medical College of School of Dentistry (This is an MCG sponsored event but Augusta area dentists can volunteer) Contact: Dr. Tara Schafer at (706) 721-2116 or firstname.lastname@example.org Northern District (Decatur) Location: Cary Reynolds Elementary School (Dekalb County) in partnership with the DeKalb County Public Health Department Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Contact: Dr. Heather Perry at (770) 536-0201 or email@example.com Northern District (Sandy Springs) Location: Ison Springs Elementary School (Fulton County Schools) in partnership with the Fulton County Public Health Department Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Contact: GDA Associate Executive Director Nelda Greene at (404) 636-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org Northern District (Hall County) Location: Hall County Health Department, in partnership with the Lanier Technical College Dental Hygiene Program Contact: Dr. Patrick Toms at (770) 536-4471 or email@example.com Northwestern District (Woodstock) Location: Cherokee County Health Department in partnership with the Whitfield County / Floyd County public health departments Contact: Dr. Casey Hart at (770) 926-8371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Provide Your Own GKAS Event Some dentists choose to coordinate an event at their own office rather than participating in the larger GDA-sponsored program. Many of you currently provide free care to children through a local school program or faith-based initiative. If you wish to have a GKAS event at your practice, you can go to the ADA’s web site (www.ada.org) and download the planning kit to assist with the logistics of a program at your dental practice. To find children that truly need dental care and whose families cannot afford to provide care, contact the school nurse at one of the schools in your area or work with a local health department. Please register your program at the ADA’s web site so that they are aware of your efforts. The GDA also asks that you send your program information to Nelda Greene at the GDA Executive Office at email@example.com so that your event is reported in a future issue of GDA Action.
Conclusion Georgia’s dentists are caring professionals who do much to help the less fortunate. The GDA values your participation in this event as well as the many other community service programs held throughout the year. Please help us to capture all efforts by reporting your programs to the GDA Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. This information is critical in educating decision makers and elected officials about the efforts of Georgia’s dentists.
Southeastern District (Savannah) Location: Armstrong Technical College Dental Hygiene School Contact: Dr. Stephanie Skinner at (912) 925-6613 or email@example.com
Bring a smile to the face of a child by participating in a GDA Give Kids A Smile activity in your district. GDA ACTION DECEMBER 2009
The Journal of the Georgia Dental Association