Comprehensive dental healthcare for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities


Dental care is the leading unmet health care need for children with special needs.

  • There are estimated to be more than 190,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania.
  • One in three disabled adults have experienced an unmet health-care need over the past year due to high costs associated with their condition.
  • One in two severely disabled individuals cannot find access to proper dental care.

A Gift of Smiles is working to make a difference by providing access to dental healthcare for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities living in central Pennsylvania.

Our Dental Services

A Gift of Smiles foundation provides comprehensive dental healthcare regardless of provider, insurance limitations, or financial barriers for intellectually or developmentally disabled members of the central Pennsylvania community.

UPDATE: 2020 Fundraising Gala has been postponed

While it was a difficult decision, our team decided to cancel our fundraising which was scheduled for October 2020 because we care about the safety and wellbeing of our guests and volunteers.

Although we won’t be gathering in person, A Gift Of Smiles hopes that you can support our goal of raising funds for our patients and join us from wherever you are with a donation.


We believe that with your help, we can lessen the impact of coronavirus on our mission of providing dental healthcare for patients in our community that still desperately need our help. Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our organization and our community as a whole.

Our Impact

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