Give Kids A Smile is the ADA Foundation’s signature access to care program, with events taking place throughout the year. These events kick off annually on the first Friday in February, which is celebrated as Give Kids A Smile Day. Each year, thousands of dentists and volunteers give their time to provide free oral health education, screenings, and treatment to underserved children. More than 5.5 million children have been cared for by more than half a million volunteers since 2003. Dr. Basinger was the coordinator for the Northwest Louisiana Dental Association’s events from 2004-2019 and still participates as a volunteer.