Inside I-Smile 2020 Update on Children's Oral Health in Iowa, January 19, 2021

(2021) Inside I-Smile 2020 Update on Children's Oral Health in Iowa, January 19, 2021. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

I-Smile™ began in 2006. In partnership with the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) administers I-Smile™ through contracts with regional public and private non-profit organizations. These contractors implement I-Smile™ statewide in all 99 counties. Each of the contractors employ a dental hygienist, who serves as the local I-Smile™ Coordinator. The 23 I-Smile™ Coordinators focus on preventing dental disease, identifying ways to help families address challenges so that all underserved children may receive care from dentists, and promoting the importance of oral health within their communities.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: I-Smile, Dental, Public Health, Oral Health, Teeth, Children
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Dental care
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 38253
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2021 13:47
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 13:47
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38253