I-Smile @School 2018-2019 Update on the Iowa Department of Public Health's School Bases Sealant Program, June 1, 2020

(2020) I-Smile @School 2018-2019 Update on the Iowa Department of Public Health's School Bases Sealant Program, June 1, 2020. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

I-Smile™ @ School 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, classroom and individual oral health education, as well as care coordination to encourage regular dental visits and also 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 high-risk school-aged children have access to low-cost and beneficial oral health prevention services. I-Smile™ @ School is supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation (DDIAF), Health Resources and Services Administration (Title V grant), and Medicaid reimbursement. IDPH has overseen school-based sealant programs since 1995 and significant expansion occurred in 2013 (Table 1), due to a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnership with the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation (DDIAF). In the 2018-2019 school year, more than twice as many students received dental screenings than in 2013, and the number of students receiving dental sealants was 75% greater in the 2018-2019 school year then in 2013.

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: 38260
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2021 15:07
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 15:07
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38260