I-Smile @School 2019-2020 Update on the Iowa Department of Public Health's School Bases Sealant Program, January 1, 2021

(2021) I-Smile @School 2019-2020 Update on the Iowa Department of Public Health's School Bases Sealant Program, January 1, 2021. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

I-Smile™ @ School is the Iowa Department of Public Health’s preventive school-based dental program that focuses on improving the oral health of Iowa’s students. Services are provided through 20 contractors - public and private non-profit organizations that manage Iowa’s Title V Maternal and Child Health program. Dental hygienists provide dental screenings, risk assessments, sealant and fluoride varnish applications, and classroom and individual oral health education. Care coordination is also provided to encourage regular dental visits and to help kids identified with decay to get restorative treatment when needed. These hygienists and other staff build and grow relationships with community stakeholders to ensure school-aged children have access to low-cost and beneficial oral health prevention services, especially those children at a higher risk for tooth decay. I-Smile™ @ School is supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, Health Resources and Services Administration (Title V grant), and Medicaid reimbursement.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: I-Smile, Schools, Education, Dental, Public Health, Oral Health, Teeth
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Dental care
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 38249
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 13:09
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38249