Smile Time – Bringing Oral Health Care To Children at School

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Convenient Dental Exams At School

MOBILE 2012 (1)PRDC takes oral health care into area schools throughout the Piedmont.  In 2014-1015, PRDC’s Smile Time program provided over 1250 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.  Enrollment forms are available at the beginning of the school year at school directly from or 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.

 

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

Participating Schools and Organizationsmargecurtisfacebook

Culpeper
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
Greene
Nathaniel Greene Elementary School
Nathaniel Greene Primary School
Ruckersville Elementary School

Orange
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
Madison Primary School
Waverly Yowell Elementary School

Louisa
Moss-Nucklols Elementary School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Mineral
Jouett 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.

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