An important message from Maryjane Puffer, Executive Director, Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health.

Manchester Avenue Elementary,

I love that I can offer this program to my students and their families. Everyone within the organization is friendly and helpful making the service very easy to set up for my school. The clinical staff that treat the kids are amazingly patient and understanding, especially with my fidgety and nervous kiddos. This program exceeds all expectations!

Cara Dalton, School Nurse Hardy Elementary School

Always a great experience!

Mike Honemann, Director

The team is always great and very happy to be here. We love having them here!

Renee Johnson, Health Tech

You have wonderful, patient staff, that are very friendly. I hope Montlieu’s hospitality was warm and inviting. Thanks for all you do for our students here at the ‘Lieu’!

Marsha C. Erwin, CIS Student Support Specialist Montlieu Academy of Technology/CIS

Thank you for your excellent service to our school community!

Becky Drummond, Elementary Principal

I absolutely love that you are able to provide this service during normal school hours, ensuring our scholars are being seen and their dental needs cared for. Every year, your staff is always kind and efficient!

Leah Martello, Dean of Scholars

This is a wonderful service you offer to students, and is very professional and reliable. Thanks so much!

Shelly Bird, Secretary Creekview Elementary School

This is a very important program for public schools!

Betty Girsch, RN, School Nurse

The dental team made the visit extremely easy for the office. They had a list of all the students to be seen with teacher names. All I needed to do was provide a location, room numbers, and a daily schedule. They were all very professional.

Michelle Siegeler, School Administrative Assistant

We are so fortunate to be able to participate in this much needed program. Thank you!

Sandy Marsh, Coordinator

I always appreciate timeliness and professionalism, and that is exactly what your service provided for my center.

V. Carter, Administrator Ready 2 Learn Childcare Center

Very friendly, efficient staff. They make the children feel comfortable, and they were thorough with the exams and cleanings.

Deb Graham, RN Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center

Friendly and professional!

Karen Sims, School Nurse

Our parents are happy and completely satisfied with your program. They are impressed with the way your staff makes our students feel at ease.

Dolores Ramirez, Community Liasion

We have worked with the staff for several years now, and have always been pleased with the service and professionalism displayed. I hope we can keep them for many years to come.

LaTonya Maxwell, Family Support Counselor

The Mobile Dentists program is such an asset to my students in delivering dental health care, helping to keep absenteeism down, and health habits up! I will definitely have the Mobile Dentists visit our school again!

Chris Musial, MS, RN, NJ-CSN, NCSN, School Nurse

The staff was incredibly friendly and efficient, and they showed up on time and prepared to work each day they visited us at HCP. Thank you!

Elizabeth Cushing, Paraprofessional

Thank you for coming and providing your services to ensure the dental requirements and health of our children are met at Head Start!

Valerie Dierckman, Health Specialist II

The program is wonderful and the parents and students are very happy with the program. Thank you for doing this!

Joyce Batts, Parent Coordinator P.S. 298

Your dentist and staff are awesome with our special needs children, and are so patient and kind. They made the visit for most less frightening for future exams. One preschool student went back to her class raving about her experience, and stating “They tickled my teeth!”.

M Stevens, RN

This program is excellent, all schools should participate. The kids were very excited and some mentioned that the visit to the dentist is not as scary as they thought. Your staff is awesome and caring, and our students were very happy.

Zoraida Olivo, Operations Manager

Excellent service! Thank You!

Kathleen Perry, RN, School Nurse

Friendly staff and great service. A wonderful program that supports our community with a great smile.

Nicolas Perez, Principal Cheltenham Elementary

It’s a great service, and we love having the dental team come.

Brenda Hanson, LVN

It is a great way to give the children dental service at no cost to parents, because sometimes our parents don’t have the money, nor the transportation to get them to the dentist.

Sonia De La Torre, SAA

The staff that comes to our school is excellent. They are so good with the kids and our teachers.

Barbara Gray, Clinic Aide Northwestern Elementary School

Always a pleasure to deal with and they always do a wonderful job!

Matty Leocadio, School Nurse, RN, BSN

The team is always efficient and caring. They are good with the students, especially the ones who have some anxiety. They are attentive to detail and I love having them come to the school.

Janelle Burnett, School Nurse

I can’t say enough about your staff! They are so wonderful to our parents and students here at Collins! They are a joy to work with!

Kathy Oehler, FRC Coordinator

The dentists who come are great. They are warm and welcoming to our students, and our students love them! Thank you for always ensuring our visits run smoothly.

Karoline Alexander, Community School Director

I have worked with Smile Programs for several years now and can’t say enough good about your program.

Carol Halpin, School Nurse

The dentist and hygienists were very thorough seeing students. Many students told the nurse how nice they were and it “didn’t hurt at all!” They took time with the students and were not trying to hurry them out the door. Our students had many dental issues…having this service available has been wonderful! We even had students from other schools in our district the dentist previously saw that were having issues. They immediately saw the student and addressed the concern!

Rachel Lee, RN, School Nurse

The staff did a wonderful job this year with the elementary and middle school students! They were friendly and very efficient with their time. They treated 40 students, which I believe was a record year for us!

Andrea McGrew, District Nurse

I was very pleased with the professionalism of the team. They were very caring and it was the best dental experience. Keep up the outstanding work!

Kate Haenig, Social Worker

The staff was very professional and friendly, and they knew exactly what to do. No complaints on our part. Thank you for your service!

Rosario Gutierrez, School Administrative Assistant

The Smile Illinois mobile dentists is an excellent program! The dentist and staff are so good at what they do, and are wonderful with the kids. I think this is a wonderful program that benefits our students a great deal!

Gina VanCleave, RN, BSN

Excellent service to our students!

Dr. Beverley Martin, Assistant Principal

The dentist and hygienist did an amazing job! In addition to the usual dental check-up, they did a lot of health teaching as well. They gave each child individualized attention and made sure each child felt good about him or her self, even if they had a cavity! I really liked that! They were sensitive to student needs and very nice to deal with. We can’t wait for them to come again!

Hagit Stone, School Nurse

Smile New York is a wonderful in-school dental prevention program. Our students were engaged and excited about the dentist visiting. It was beneficial to have so many of our students receive dental health services and walk out with clean and treated teeth. The dental staff was caring, supportive, and professional. Our overall experience was great!

Audra Jimenez, Director of Counseling and Student Support Services

Your entire staff was excellent, professional, and very pleasant!! It was a joy and an honor to work with them as they provided a valuable service to our students. They were prompt and efficient as we overcame a few challenges. Each one of your staff showed a real love for what they do, and interacted well with our students, especially the challengers.

Saundra L Davis, RN, School Nurse

Dental staff were helpful and pleasant! The office staff remarked about how self sufficient you all were in gathering the necessary students and contacting parents! Thank you!

Jessica G., District Nurse

Friendly staff and very flexible. Thank you for helping our students.

Rocio de Leon, Community Liaison

A pleasure to work with your staff! They were very accommodating to our classroom schedules. Dr. Jewell and the dental assistants and hygienist were wonderful with the students. We had a great three days, and we were able to let their parents know if further dental care was needed. Thanks so much!

Marynan Mudd, Family Resource Center Coordinator

The staff is very friendly and provides a great service to our students.

Lori Bradigan, LPN Oaklyn Elementary

Smile Illinois has been visiting AFL for a number of years now. It gives our students a great opportunity for a dental check up and cleaning. The dental staff are very helpful and professional. Thank you for coming!

Gretchen Hogan, RN, School Nurse

This program goes above and beyond, and they are professional and compassionate about what they do. We are grateful for this program!

Tammy Carey, Nurse

This was our first visit from the Smile Programs team and we were extremely pleased with the services we received. The team was on time, professional, patient, and kind with our children. I am looking forward to our 6 month follow up and hope that our participation will continue to increase.

Wendy Adams, LPN, Health Services Coordinator

Dr. Cindy and Dawn are wonderful! They are great at easing the minds of the frightened kids.

Jennifer Vaughn, District Nurse

Our students have special needs and the dental team was very attentive while caring for their needs. They were simply awesome!

Anna Calhoun, Practical Nurse SPEED School