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HEALTHY SMILES

The Healthy Smiles Program began when medical and dental care providers reviewed statistical and research data, and recognized an oral healthcare disparity for Shawano County children. This program launched in January of 2008.

Our mission is “To improve access to and provide preventative dental care for children of low-income families in Shawano County”.


Basic Services
Healthy Smiles offers school-based oral health education, dental screenings, fluoride varnish treatment, and dental sealants to your child at no cost.

Classroom education is made available to every second-grader. With parental consent, we focus on screening primary teeth, sealant placement on first permanent molars, and fluoride varnish applications on children. Linda Burrack also provides case management, retention checks and referral services for high-risk children especially students with severe dental significant decay or those without a dental home.

Shawano County Healthy Smiles (SCHS) offers an evidence-based oral health program to all second graders throughout Shawano County including elementary schools at St. Paul's Bonduel, Bonduel Elementary, Bowler Elementary, Gresham Elementary, Sacred Heart Catholic School, St. James Lutheran School, Shawano Hillcrest Primary School, Tigerton Elementary, Birnamwood Elementary, and Wittenberg Elementary. Linda Burrack, SCHS Coordinator and Registered Dental Hygienist, oversees program organization and implementation while serving as liaison between dental volunteers and school staff. Working as SCHS fiscal agent, Judy Sengstock, PHN, provides financial management, strategic planning and grant writing capabilities to assure program sustainability.


Disclaimer
We hope that all second graders will participate, although the program is voluntary. If your child already has dental sealants, we encourage participation so that his/her sealants can be rechecked. The treatment which your child will receive in this program is not meant to be an alternative to regular dental care. It is still strongly recommended that you seek out a dental home (family dentist) for routine dental care, including any follow up care which may be recommended after your child has completed this school based oral health program. No X-rays will be taken.


ResourcesClick HERE to see a short video on children's sealants.

Click HERE to see a short video about how teeth grow.

Healthy Smiles Program Coordinator Linda Burrack, Registered Dental Hygienist
Phone: (715) 526-2449
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311 N Main Street
Shawano WI 54166
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