PHILADELPHIA (August 8, 2013) – Craig Circosta, a partner in the Business and Finance Department at Ballard Spahr and leader of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kids Smiles, Inc.

Kids Smiles works with children in underserved urban neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., providing clinical dental services and access to oral health education programs focusing on preventive care and positive dental health habits. Mr. Circosta was elected to the organization's Board in 2011 and was named Vice Chairman in 2012.

"I am fortunate to be involved with the important work done by Kids Smiles. It has been inspiring to see the organization expand to serve more neighborhoods and provide quality oral health care to those in need," Mr. Circosta said. "As Chairman, I hope to add to the positive energy Kids Smiles brings to the communities it serves, while enhancing the focus on quality dental services and education.”

At Ballard Spahr, Mr. Circosta focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters for public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including medical devices, chemicals, aerospace, manufacturing, and retail.

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