GKAS continues under new ADA Department of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy

The American Dental Association's charitable programs, including Give Kids A Smile, have a new home within the recently created Department of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy.

"In order to preserve and promote our highly valuable philanthropic activities such as Give Kids A Smile, a new department has been created under the ADA," ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole said in a letter to Give Kids A Smile supporters.

The formation of the new department comes after the ADA Board of Trustees voted in June to narrow the focus of the ADA Foundation to research and science in order to dedicate more resources to evidence-based dentistry and the health of the public. The ADA Science Institute and Volpe Research Center will be combined to allow for a renewed focus on the creation and translation of scientific knowledge and the development of new products and technology.