Sealants for Smiles
Sealants for Smiles® provides school-based oral health education, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish to low income Utah elementary schools and seeks to improve the oral health of at-risk Utah children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting Utah children. Children living in poverty suffer twice as much tooth decay as their more affluent peers. Sealants for Smiles® targets schools with more than 50% of their enrollment on free and reduced school lunch. It is the only school-based dental sealant program in Utah and has reduced the overall percentage of unmet dental needs from 51% to 24% in schools served.