Our Mission

Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND) is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable dental care to children in need throughout Colorado. Since 1912, KIND has helped thousands of children each year get the dental services they need at a cost their families can afford.




Kids in Need of Dentistry serves thousands of children every year throughout the state of Colorado, and we rely on charitable donation, planned gifts, and in-kind donations such as dental supplies to serve children who need care the most.

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KIND has three clinics and many in-school programs to serve our patients conveniently. Dental care and education is our top priority.

KIND holds four main events per year to celebrate our supporters and raise money for our programs and clinics. Join us for our annual Golf Tournament in the summer, one of our two wine tastings in the spring and fall or the Gala each September.

KIND relies on private donations and giving to keep our programs and initiatives running and to help serve Colorado children in need.

KIND is always looking for volunteers. Whether you're a dentist that would like to spend a day in one of our clinics or a supporter that wants to give their time to helping with an event, we would love to hear from you!

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  • Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) is a nonprofit providing high quality, comprehensive dental care and education to kids in need throughout Colorado.


  • Wine Tasting event to support KIND - Kids in Need of Dentistry. Tickets are $30/Individual and $50/Couple. Register online at www.blacktie-colorado.com with Event Code CSWT17 ...

    Colorado Springs Wine Tasting at Pinery at the Hill

    April 27, 2017, 6:30pm - April 27, 2017, 9:30pm

    Wine Tasting event to support KIND - Kids in Need of Dentistry. Tickets are $30/Individual and $50/Couple. Register online at www.blacktie-colorado.com with Event Code CSWT17

    Kids In Need of Dentistry Receives $10,000.00 through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund

    Kids In Need of Dentistry recently received a $10,000.00 grant through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support the Chopper Topper Program.

    They came through for us AGAIN!
    The Denver Bar Association has faithfully collected toothbrushes and supplies for Kids In Need of Dentistry for years. This year they collected over 900 toothbrushes and boxes and boxes of floss and toothpaste. We will use every one of them! Thank you to Robin Hoogerhyde from the Denver Bar Association for organizing and delivering the supplies.

    Kids In Need of Dentistry lost two very special members of our family last week. Dr. Joel Chavez and Dr. Jack Quigley.

    Joel’s dad, Dr. Manuel Chavez was one of KIND’s founders and when Joel graduated from dental school he took his dad’s place being on the KIND Board of Trustees. Joel served as the Board President for several years. He along with Dr. Mark Kessler started the Annual Strokes of KINDness Golf Tournament. Joel only missed one tournament in 28 years, that won’t surprise anyone who knew how much Joel loved golf.

    Dr. Quigley was KIND’s own Santa Claus. He always came to work with a smile on his face and ready to help put a smile on a child’s face. He was loved by all of the KIND Staff! Dr. Quigley provided dental care on the Miles for Smiles Bus for many years. He loved traveling with the bus to the rural areas because there was always a place to go fishing. After the bus shut down Dr. Quigley helped out in all of clinics whenever we needed him. He also volunteered helping his daughter Michelle when she ran the Chopper Topper Program.

    We will miss both of these men who loved their profession, who enjoyed giving back to the community and made a huge impact on our organization. We love you…Rest in Peace

    Friday KIND held our annual board retreat. Our facilitator was Todd Williams, Group Director of Cultural Development for Centura. Todd teaches others to live-heart-first! That putting the "soft stuff first" is the answer to driving all levels of success. Thank-you Todd and the KINd Board for an excellent day! ...

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