Untreated dental decay is among the most preventable chronic disease for children. It causes kids pain, lost time in the classroom and diminishes performance in school. Access’ Celebrate Smiles program works to prevent tooth decay and educate children about good oral health. This program brings licensed dental staff to local schools screening children in grades 4K-8. We provide dental sealants, fluoride varnish, as well as dental cleanings and restorative treatment as needed. Children in the program become Access dental patients and can receive ongoing care at an Access dental clinic.
NEW FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR. For the 2022-23 school year, program staff set up a dental clinic in a mobile vehicle outside each school it visits with portable dental equipment to provide services to students who have parental permission to participate. Some screening and fluoride treatment services will continue in designated areas within some schools as well. Click HERE for the tentative schedule for the Celebrate Smiles program for the coming year.
For more information about Celebrate Smiles, call 608-852-2781.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The Celebrate Smiles consent process has moved to an online-only version. You can use the following links to register your child for the Celebrate Smiles program for the coming year: