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Give Kids A Smile Day 2018

In 2002, the first Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) event was held in St. Louis where free dental care was delivered to nearly 400 children.

The American Dental Association recognized these efforts for their ability to raise awareness for oral health across the country. In 2003, with help from sponsors and of course the American Dental Association, Give Kids A Smile became a nationwide program.

Since it's inception in 2003, nearly 6 million children have received dental care from more than half a million dentists and dental volunteers. The program is now designed to address the dental health crisis in three main areas: 1. Provide immediate dental care to people suffering from active, untreated dental disease; 2. Grow the public/private safety net; and lastly, increase dental education and dental disease prevention in communities.

Here in Longview as well as in Kilgore, Marshall, Henderson, and across all of East Texas you will find a number of community programs taking place during the month of February. These will either be in association with Give Kids A Smile or National Children's Dental Health Month. Some of these events may be taking place at local schools while others will be at local dentist offices so be sure to keep an eye out for any events around your city!

If you have any additional questions about Mack and Hansen Orthodontics or want to discover how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you gain straighter teeth and a healthier smile with braces or Invisalign please contact us today! You can also visit to learn more about our orthodontists or dental braces,. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX right by Longview Regional Hospital and are just a quick drive from Marshall, Carthage, Henderson, Kilgore, and Gilmer.

What patients are saying

“My daughter was very insecure about her teeth. She went from insecure to non-stop smiling in just a few months! For me that was just amazing! We love Mack & Hansen’s welcoming environment and their staff...always smiling, very helpful, energetic, and the most friendly in/out of the office. We Thank You All! I am FOREVER grateful for 'HER' smile!” ~ Sophia H. of Longview “My child actually looks forward to her orthodontist appointments!! The staff is always so friendly and it’s a positive, uplifting environment.” ~ Kara H. of Hallsville “I love the efficiency of Mack & Hansen Orthodontics. They have thought of everything when it comes to making a great customer impact. Not only are they skilled at making beautiful smiles, but they care about their patients. They are welcoming, up-to-date on technology, and really have hit the nail on great customer service! I would recommend them to anyone!” ~ Anita N. of Henderson “They have the absolute sweetest people working here! Every team member interacts with each patient. They show so much care for everyone and make you feel like family! I am so glad my braces experience has been with Mack & Hansen Orthodontics!” ~ Bonnie C. of Mount Pleasant “I love Mack & Hansen! Getting braces as an adult can be nerve racking, but this office has made my experience very comfortable! They offer great payment plans too. If you need anything they are very prompt with getting you seen or answering questions. Also, the new office is incredible and has an amazing mural painted outside.” ~ Alex M. of Kilgore “Absolutely the BEST orthodontists and office staff in town!  Always making sure we are taken care of and helping us on our smile journey!  Not to mention FUN!  Their ability to have fun makes it so much more enjoyable for their patients!” ~ Melissa H. of Marshall