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Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 9:20am

For a healthy mouth, it’s important for everyone to visit a dentist at least once a year for a check-up. I-Smile is Iowa’s dental program that helps children and teens get the regular dental care they need.  Twenty four dental hygienists work as I-Smile Coordinators around the state and their role is to educate about the importance of a healthy mouth.  They also provide dental screenings and fluoride applications, and help kids and teens find a dentist for their care. 

This year we have partnered with local I-Smile Coordinators to provide School Dental Screenings. A screening is just a simple look in the mouth  to check for any problems that might need attention. No instruments or x-rays are used. To find more information on school dental screenings and  the I-Smile program click here to visit their website. 

 

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Iowa Department of Public Health
Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-281-6225

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