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ADA Philanthropy Day SmileCon Gives Back to Houston Local Youth

Dr. Christopher Chris C. Babcock, DMD and MD, is a Louisville, Kentucky, oral surgeon who belongs to several professional organizations. In addition to his role at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, Christopher C. Babcock, MD, is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), one of the country’s premier professional dental organizations.

In October 2022, the ADA hosted its Philanthropy Day (SmileCon) to support the national Give Kids a Smile Program and to help Houston’s underserved youth. While local youth were the focus of the day’s activities, the effort also helps youth nationally.

Numerous activities took place, including events such as SmileDash 5K in Downtown Houston and the Give Kids a Smile Pack & Give Back. For the latter, participants packed around 1,000 backpacks, filling them with nutritious food, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and oral health education cards.

In a collaboration between the ADA and the Houston Food Bank, the packs went to area youth who are food insecure, supplying them with nutritional assistance on the weekend and giving them oral healthcare supplies.

The day included other events such as visits from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures mobile dental van for dental screenings, DENT Talks featuring speakers talking about volunteering, and Philanthropy CHAT (connect, huddle, talk).


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