NO COST PREVENTIVE DENTAL PROGRAM
FOR ALL STUDENTS
Smart Smiles is an oral health program that focuses on dental disease prevention. Oral care is provided at the school and serves students who are from low-income families, uninsured and/or Medicaid/CHIP enrollees. There is no cost to the child or the family for our services, but Medicaid/CHIP will be billed if eligible.
Each enrolled child will receive a dental examination by a dentist and an oral health assessment and preventive services by a dental hygienist. All restorative dental needs will be referred to the child’s current dental home provider or a partnering community dental office/clinic.
The enrolled child will receive one or more of the following preventative services:
A dental sealant a thin plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are bonded to the tooth to help prevent decay as your child grows.
Dental x-rays are images that can show areas of the teeth and gums that are not visible during a regular exam. They can help confirm cavities or other infections in the teeth and bone.
A dental cleaning removes all the hard and soft material that forms on the child’s teeth. Your child is also educated on how to take care of their teeth at home
Fluoride varnish is applied to the teeth to strengthen them and help them to be more resistant to decay.
Silver Diamine Fluoride a solution that is placed in a cavity to stop decay from progressing. The solution will turn the cavity black, but will help the tooth from being destroyed by bacteria and decay.
To take advantage of this program at school, please complete the information and consent form. This is confidential information and will only be used to meet the needs of the community.