Make Your Child's Next Visit to the Dentist More Comfortable, Confident and Caring


Mission Statement

To raise and expand the practice of oral healthcare in under-served communities by providing clinical care, education, and by partnering with community and healthcare organizations to create positive health behaviors among the children and families we serve. 


Our approach

  When you visit Kids Smiles, we aim to provide the dental care you need to get the beautiful, healthy smile you desire. We are here to give you a wonderful, functional and dependable smile, and we are excited to help you on the journey. Each patient is different, which means each smile requires different methods and treatment. We want to teach, educate, and create beautiful long-lasting smiles.  Kids Smiles offers language access service, free of charge, available to you.

Learn more about the Kids Smiles mission and our work in the video and timeline below.

The Kids SmileS history

1997:  The award winning Kids Smiles mission is born: Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg, Founder, shifts his vision into reality of bringing dental care and health empowerment programs to under-served children.

2001:  Cheryl Janssen is named Inaugural Executive Director and tasked with opening the first dental center. She also develops and implements the outreach program.

2001:  Kids Smiles flagship dental center opens in Southwest Philadelphia with 5 employees and no patients.

2005:  Kids Smiles’ dental center reaches 17,000 patients and a second location is opened in West Philadelphia to meet the growing need.

2007:  The formal Kids Smiles Education & Outreach program is launched with a full curriculum to serve both children and parents in dental center waiting rooms and in the community.

2013:  Kids Smiles launches its signature fundraising event the “Open Wide” Golf Classic and Cocktail Party.

2017:  Kids Smiles reaches 73,000 children since opening and kicks off the Sweet Sixteen Capacity Building Campaign to raise funds to expand programs and services to more children and families.

2019: Kids Smiles launches Inclusive Dental, addressing the needs of special needs patients in the region, as well expanding our reach through a partnership with PCOM in the “Promise Zone” in West Philadelphia. 

Kids Smiles Board Chair History

1999 - 2002:

Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD - Founder

2002 - 2005:

Mr. Vince Gordon

2005 - 2009:

Ms. Lisa Schildhorn

2009 - 2013:

Mr. David Proctor

2013 - 2019:

Craig Circosta, ESQ.

2019 - PRESENT

Mr. Bill Burns

Kids Smiles Business Center

219 B Chester Pike

Norwood, PA 19074


Kids Smiles is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 30-0249717