Healthy Smiles & Fun Surprises at Cimarron Elementary

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Healthy smiles and fun surprises at Cimarron Elementary. April 24 wasn’t an ordinary Monday for Amina, a second-grader at Cimarron Elementary. Shortly after school started that day, Cara Rudolph, the school nurse, asked Dixon to come to the cafeteria for a special surprise. That’s when Dixon learned she was the winner of a new, two-wheeled bicycle. While Dixon didn’t have much to say about the surprise, her bright smile showed how excited she was.The bike was presented by Chopper Toppers, a program that provides free dental screenings, preventative sealants, dental referrals and oral health education to children in need. Chopper Toppers works with the Cherry Creek School District and the school nurses at Arrowhead, Polton and Sagebrush elementary schools, as well as the district’s 11 Title I elementary schools, where more than 50 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Together, they support students’ oral health, which is critical to their ability to learn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. About one in five children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated, decayed tooth. The percentage of children between the ages of 5 and 19 with untreated tooth decay is more than double among low-income families in comparison to children of higher-income households.Chopper Toppers provides free screenings, flouride treatments and sealants to students in primary (first, second or third) grades and offered a free bicycle to any school where 90% or more of primary students participated in the Chopper Toppers or another dental health program.Cimarron hit that mark and as a result, Amina Dixon now has a new bicycle to enjoy. She did say she will probably share it with her twin sister, Alika. – See more at:

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KIND Receives $10,000 through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund


Kids In Need of Dentistry recently received a $10,000 grant through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support the Chopper Topper Program.

Colorado Springs Wine Tasting

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KIND to Provide Dental Screenings at Preschool Event

KIND staff will be providing dental screenings at this Preschool event. It’s all happening at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Miracle on 34th Avenue Event

Great fun at the Miracle on 34th Avenue event!  This fundraiser for KIND’s new dental clinic at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being.  Thank you to the Mental Health Center of Denver for hosting this festive evening!  DSC_6857DSC_6847DSC_6863DSC_6889DSC_6914DSC_6943DSC_6954DSC_6965DSC_6968DSC_6996DSC_7013DSC_7075DSC_7082DSC_7102DSC_7157DSC_7155DSC_7183

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Colorado Gives Day – December 6

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Kids In Need of Dentistry is one of the featured charities participating in Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 6.  During this 24 hour period donations will be accepted through with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.  FirstBank has set up a $1,000,000 incentive fund to enhance those donations proportionately on Colorado Gives Day.  As of Nov. 1 you can pre-schedule your donation to be automatically completed on December 6.

Go to: to schedule your donation.




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The Expressions of KINDness Gala Was a Great Success!


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Thank you to all who attended and supported our Expressions of KINDness Gala this year.  The evening was a fun array of western glitz and glamour and the band kept us swinging until the bells tolled.  The generous support of our sponsors, our honorees, and our attendees will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our kids and our programs.

A sincere thank you to our Event and Table Sponsors

  • UMB
  • Henry Schein Dental
  • KIDS DDS, Dr. Jennifer Thompson
  • Patterson Dental
  • Commerce Bank
  • DCI Edge

Round-Up (Table) Sponsors

  • Larry Chatterley
  • DBC Digital Marketing
  • Eric Swick
  • Smile Generation
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Messner Reeves, LLP
  • Caitlyn Fagan
  • Dr. Les Maes
  • Colorado Dental Association Foundation

Yee Haw Sponsorship

  • Fidelity National Title Company, Lou Italiano
  • Anonymous

Rhinestone Cowboy Sponsorship

  • Carr Healthcare Realty

Stetson Sponsorship

  • Boulder Dental Arts, Dr. Jeffrey Patrician
  • KidsMileHigh Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Paddy Smithwick
  • Kids Focus Dentistry, Dr. Trang Ngo
  • Steve Fajardo, CoreFirst
  • Peebles Prosthetics
  • Sleep Treatment Solutions, Peter Fatianow
  • Mettler Marketing, Linda Mettler
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Expressions of KINDness Gala

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Join us for an evening of celebration dedicated to honoring individuals who have supported KIND and our mission through volunteerism, providing services, financial support and partnerships.  It will be a special evening to recognize families who have benefited from our services in the communities in which we serve.

Friday, September 16, 2016

6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Studio Loft

908 14th Street

Denver, CO

For ticket and sponsorship information go to:

Enter Code:  EOK2016

The Attire:  Western Glitz and Glamour

The Band:  Narrow Gauge


Mental Health Center of Denver

Dr. Nelle Barr, DDS

Dr. Sean Whalen, DDS

Randy and Alexa Kowalczyk

For more information:  Julie Collett, 303-733-3710 x 111 or


KIND Receives Grant from Denver Post Season to Share

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Kids In Need of Dentistry received a $50,000 grant through Denver Post Season to Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund.  The grant will support KIND’s Chopper Topper Program.  $2,290,000 was distributed to 49 nonprofit organizations across the Denver metropolitan region through Denver Post Season to Share in this grant cycle.     

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The 29th Annual Strokes of KINDness – A Great Success!

140 participants enjoyed a pristine morning on the course for the 29th annual Strokes of KINDness Golf Tournament, on Monday, June 20, 2016. A sunny and beautiful summer day at Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur was the perfect setting for the annual charity tournament which helps raise funds for Kids In Need of Dentistry.  Thank you to all our sponsors and our loyal golfers who support this event and KIND’s programs.1st Place 19th Hole Bear Hole Candid3 Julie Greg Eric Kerrie Ellie Put 1 Reg1