Smile Time – Bringing Oral Health Care To Children at School
PRDC takes oral health care into area schools throughout the Piedmont. In 2016-1017, PRDC’s Smile Time program provided over 1000 exams for area children. Of the children participating in the Smile Time program, 95% have Smiles For Children (Medicaid) or other insurance; for these children there is no out-of-pocket cost to the family. For uninsured income-qualifying families, the cost is just $75.00, for all others it is $125.00. Enroll your children on-line here with the click of a button. Forms are also distributed at the beginning of the school year in the school packet or anytime from the school nurse.
These convenient exams at school are completely voluntary. Parents agree to have their children participate at the beginning of the school year. Each participating child receives two exams during the school year, six months apart.
Smile Time exams include
- examination by a dentist
- safe digital x-rays
- prophylaxis (polishing/cleaning teeth)
- fluoride varnish
- sealants as determined to be appropriate by the dentist
- goodie bag containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and flosser
- a treatment plan for the parent detailing the child’s oral health and recommending any additional care needed
- follow-up calls are made to the family to answer the parent’s questions and ensure each student has a Dental Home to provide ongoing oral health care.
Medicaid and Commercial Insurance cover the cost of these exams. PRDC dentists make sure your child’s teeth are examined, cleaned and protected. PRDC does the paperwork (except for the simple annual registration form) and you can remain at home or at work taking care of everything else. It’s a win-win for everyone, especially the children.
Kid to Kid
Do you wonder what one Smile Time child would tell another about what a Smile Time visit is like? We asked four-year old Ian about what he thought about his first dental exam with the Smile Time program. With charm and candor, Ian tells other kids what to expect.
Kid to Kid: Ian's First Smile Time Visit
AG Richardson Elementary School
Pearl Sample Elementary School
Emerald Hill Elementary School
Farmington Elementary School
Yowell Elementary School
Culpeper Middle School
FT Binns Middle School
Nathanael Greene Elementary School
Nathanael Greene Primary School
Ruckersville Elementary School
Orange Elementary School
Unionville Elementary School
Lightfoot Elementary School
Locust Grove Primary School
Locust Grove Middle School
Locust Grove Elementary School
Gordon Barbour School
Madison Primary School
Waverly Yowell Elementary School
Other participating groups:
Alice Tyler Village – Childhelp, Culpeper
Orange County Headstart
Culpeper County Head Start, Early Head Start and Kid Central
For more information please call Nicole at PRDC at 540-661-0008.