Free Dental Care For Ocean County Children To Give Kids A Smile

Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental

  TOMS RIVER – Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates will provide one day of free preventive and emergency pediatric dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children ages 12 and under as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM) again this year!

  The one-day program, called Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS), will take place on Friday, February 4, 2022 in the Toms River location.  This day is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay. Dental Decay is more common than other childhood diseases including asthma.

  “Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” says Dr. Elisa Velazquez. “This program, in its 18th year, will help the lives of so many of NJ’s children who need dental care, but cannot afford it. I am proud to be a part of it.”

Dr. Matt Sones & Dr. Elisa Velazquez

  Children who come to Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates (OPDA) on that Friday will receive a comprehensive dental exam, dental cleaning, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials. The dentists and staff of OPDA are donating their time to help the children of Ocean County. “We provide FREE care for children in need with no insurance every year for Give Kids A Smile day and it is truly a gratifying day!” says Dr. Matt Sones, a partner of Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates (OPDA).


  OPDA has three locations (Toms River, Manahawkin, and Cream Ridge) and the board-certified pediatric dentists provide comprehensive pediatric dental care, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign and special needs dentistry for all kids.

  The site for GIVE KIDS A SMILE is 368 Lakehurst Road suite 305 Toms River. Appointments are required.

  Contact the office at 732-473-1123 to schedule. For more information, visit