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Looking for low-cost dental care?

Call the PCCY Helpline 215-563-5848 x17 for more information about where you can find care. You can also get help applying for insurance.

Community health centers in the region provide care for everyone, regardless of insurance or citizenship status. To locate a community health center near you, refer to this map. Please call the Helpline for more information.

Give Kids a Smile Day

The 2017 “Give Kids A Smile” Event is April 10th through April 14th.

Smile Day is free dental care for children 1-18 years old, particularly children who are uninsured, have no dental insurance or haven’t been to the dentist in over 6 months.

Children will receive care in dentist’s offices in Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.

Call PCCY to make an appointment (in any language) starting on March 27th at 215-563-5848 x32.

Download and share these 2-sided flyers (ENGLISH on one side/2nd LANGUAGE on the other):  Spanish  /  Mandarin  /  French  /  Vietnamese

Help Us Help Give Kids a Smile!

VOLUNTEERS are needed for two important activities:

  • Answering phones to make dental appointments March 27th – April 6th at PCCY’s office in Center City.
  • Providing in-person language interpretation in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese the week of April 10th at selected dental offices.

Click here to volunteer!  Sign up by March 13th.  Contact Karianna SImpkins for questions at 215-563-5848 x21 or


  • Can you donate a few time slots to provide dental screenings for un-insured or under-insured children?  Fill out this form: or download the form by clicking here (in WORD Format or in PDF Format) and faxing (or mailing or emailing) it back to us.

About Give Kids A Smile Day:  PCCY has helped connect 3,200 children to free dental care over the last 12 years! Stemming from a vital need to increase the number of children who maintain and receive good oral health care, in 2003 PCCY coordinated the first Philadelphia-wide day of free dental care called “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Modeled after an American Dental Association initiative, every year PCCY recruits dental offices that create hundreds of appointments for children to have their mouths examined, teeth cleaned, and in some cases, cavities filled and teeth pulled. For Smile Day children who have no health insurance, PCCY’s Children’s Healthwatch Helpline staff work with their parents to enroll them in coverage so they have access to dental care any day they need it – and a dental home to return to.