My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, is proud to announce its first annual My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program, sponsored by the Benevis Foundation.

Our teachers and educators in the community go above and beyond in providing quality education, often reaching into their own pockets for funding classroom supplies.

As our way of saying "Thank You", we are awarding five $1,000 grants to K-5 teachers or educators who are going above and beyond in promoting dental health in their classrooms. Grants will be used for classroom supplies or school needs.

Congratulations to this year's recipients !

  • Marian Pinson - Walker School - Dalton, GA
  • Arleen Parada - Lujan Chavez Elementary - El Paso, TX
  • LaChandra Hooper - Sheppard Elementary School at Sheppard Air Force Base - Sheppard, TX
  • Crystal Leyva - Elfida Chavez Elementary - El Paso, TX
  • Jessica Liu - Roosevelt Early Learning Center - New Britain, CT
Qualified teachers or educators will meet the following criteria:
  • Teachers or educators who apply or are nominated must be actively teaching K-5 classrooms at a public, private, charter or approved home school program in the United States.
  • Submissions should include either an example of a dental lesson plan, or details about how healthy dental habits are being promoted in their classroom (can be delivered via video, essay or photo format).
  • Submissions should demonstrate originality and creativity.
How to Apply:

Please use the online application to submit your entry if you are a teacher or educator by March 30, 2018.

If you are nominating a teacher or educator in your community, please use the same online application and enter the nominee’s information.

Start your application now! All information is required for the submission to be valid. Multiple submissions will not be accepted.

Selection Process:

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Kool Smiles clinical leaders and Benevis team members. A total of five (5) winners will be selected and notified via email on March 30, 2018.

Please Note: Carefully review the requirements to be sure you qualify for this program before applying. For more information, please read our official rules.

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ELIGIBILITY: The Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program is open only to Teachers and educators that are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently actively teaching (K-5) at a public, private, charter or approved home school program. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Kool Smiles and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, starting February 1, 2018, submit a dental lesson plan, or details about how you are promoting healthy dental habits in the classroom (can be video, essay, photos, etc.) Apply online at Kool Smiles' website (https://www.mykoolsmiles.com/l/classroom-grants) no later than March 30, 2018.

SELECTION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS: Kool Smiles is looking for eligible teachers who follow directions and submit Applications that include an example of a lesson plan or details about how heathy dental habits are promoting in the classroom (can be video, essay, photo etc.) that are well-written and clearly and creatively address the topic. On no later than March 30, 2018 Kool Smiles, will select the potential winner based on the criteria of originality and creativity (50%), and persuasiveness (50%). Kool Smiles will select 5 submitted Application as the potential Prize Winning Application. The potential winners will be notified by e-mail, telephone, or mail, at which time he/she will be required to sign further documentation as explained below. Kool Smiles shall have no liability for any potential winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. Kool Smiles reserves the right to not select a Classroom Grant Prize Recipient if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Applications. Portions of the Prize Winning Application may be posted on Kool Smiles' Website, or used in other marketing materials, without further compensation or notice to the winner.

PRIZES: 5 winners will receive a Classroom Grant Prize in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Classroom Grant Prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited school or approved home school program, attended by the Classroom Grant Prize. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Kool Smiles. No cash equivalent prize will be awarded. The awarding of any Classroom Grant Prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Applicants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any Classroom Grant Prize Recipient fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, refuses to complete and provide any requested tax forms, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, Classroom Grant Prize will be forfeited and the Applicant who submitted the Application with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Classroom Grant Recipient. Applicants understand that Kool Smiles is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Classroom Grant Program and acceptance, possession and use of Classroom Grant Prize. Kool Smiles is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Classroom Grant Prize or in the announcement of the Classroom Grant Prize. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Classroom Grant Prize Recipients.

PRIVACY: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge that Kool Smiles and its related companies may also call and/or send you information it thinks may be of interest to you.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, by accepting a Classroom Grant Prize, the Classroom Prize Recipients agree that Kool Smiles may, without any limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Website, Kool Smiles, the Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program, or any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes sponsored by Kool Smiles.

OWNERSHIP: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Kool Smiles will own your Application, including your written response submission, and (b) as between you and Kool Smiles, Kool Smiles will own all publishing rights in and to the Application and the written response submission. Each Applicant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to Kool Smiles, its successors and assigns, all present and future Smiles, Kool Smiles will own all publishing rights in and to the Application and the written response submission. Each Applicant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to Kool Smiles, its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the Application and the written response submission(s) for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised (the "Rights"). Kool Smiles shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the Application and written response submission(s) for any purpose which Kool Smiles deems necessary or desirable, and each Applicant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the Application and written response submission(s) submitted by him or her. Each Applicant hereby acknowledges that such Applicant does not reserve any rights in and to the Application and the written response submissions.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, Applicant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Kool Smiles and their agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of Georgia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Applicant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Classroom Grant Program, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located nearest to Marietta, Georgia and Applicant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Classroom Grant Program, Applicant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Classroom Grant Program, or awarding of the Classroom Grant Prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Classroom Grant Program but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: Each person who enters this Classroom Grant Program represents and warrants to Kool Smiles as follows: (i) the Application, including the written response submission is the Applicant's own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the written response submission is wholly original with Applicant and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the written response submission neither infringes upon nor violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (iv) the written response submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and meets the Submission Requirements set forth above. Each Applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Kool Smiles harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Applicant hereunder.

FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: Except where prohibited, potential Classroom Grant Prize may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release, and/or Copyright Assignment within ten (10) days of notification or the Applicant with the Application with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Classroom Grant Prize Recipient. If notification to a potential Classroom Grant Prize Recipient is returned as undeliverable, the Applicant with the Application with the next highest score may become an alternate potential Classroom Grant Prize Recipient

NO OBLIGATION TO USE: Kool Smiles shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any winning Application, or to otherwise exploit a winning Application or continue the development, production, distribution or exploitation thereof, and Kool Smiles may at any time abandon the use of the winning Application for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and the Classroom Grant Prize Recipients shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.

IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ - GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: By entering the Classroom Grant Program, each Applicant acknowledges and agrees that Kool Smiles, its related companies, affiliates, and each such company's respective employees, officers, directors and agents are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive Applications due to any cause, including without limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, or otherwise, that may limit an Applicant's ability to participate in the Classroom Grant Program; or (ii) any injury or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Classroom Grant Program and/or the use of any prize, including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the Applicant's rights of publicity or privacy, or the Applicant's claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light. Kool Smiles assumes no responsibility for any damage to an Applicant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Classroom Grant Program, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. This Classroom Grant program is subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

KOOL SMILES'S RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE: In the event Kool Smiles is prevented from continuing with the Classroom Grant Program by any event beyond its reasonable control, then Kool Smiles shall have the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Classroom Grant Program.

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