Smile Time

Bringing Oral Health Care To Children at School

Convenient Dental Exams At School

PRDC takes oral health care into area schools throughout the Piedmont.

In 2018-2019, 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.



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.

Smile Time is grateful for support from Delta Dental of Virginia, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, and the BAMAWorks fund of the Dave Matthews Band, all of whom make the work we do in schools shine just a little bit brighter.  Thank you.

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.

Participating Schools and Organizations

For more information please call Nicole at PRDC at 540-661-0008.

Register your child for Smile Time on-line! Registration is easy and it’s free!

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