Kathy L. Woodard of Upper Arlington received the "Smile Champion" Award presented at the American Dental Association Foundation's Give Kids A Smile Gala during the ADA's annual session in New Orleans on Nov. 1.
The award recognizes the winners' efforts to expand the GKAS program to reach even more underserved children across the country.
Woodard, director of Public Service and the ODA Foundation for the Ohio Dental Association in Columbus, has worked with the GKAS program for 11 years.
More than 194,000 children have participated in a GKAS Ohio program since 2003, averaging 17,000 children treated each year. More than $10 million in volunteer dental services have been provided to Ohio's children since 2003.