Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to poor oral health.
Keep your students in school and learning.
If you work with children from low-income families you already know the negative impact poor oral health has on a child’s ability to learn. Because low-income children have less access to dental care than other children, they are 12 times more likely to miss school due to oral health problems.
Schools that offer in-school dental programs see improved attendance and concentration in the classroom due to fewer toothaches. The ADA and CDC both support school-based dental services to reduce oral diseases in children.
We work with local dentists that provide on-site dental care at schools. Our program is easy for a school to implement and costs the school nothing.
Please contact us to learn how your school can join thousands of others partnering with our school-based dental program to fight dental disease so children can better learn in the classroom.
BIG SMILES DELIVERS DENTAL CARE IN FRESNO
Big Smiles was featured on NBC affiliate KSEE in Fresno, CA as a partner with the Fresno County Office of Education to provide free care to uninsured students thanks to a $25,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Fresno.
MORE VIDEOS ON BIG SMILES:
- ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reports on the tremendous need for dental care to the underserved. Join the effort to bring critically needed oral healthcare to children in need. You can truly make a difference. Click here to access the video of the story on the ABC News website.