We provide access to preventative oral hygiene care by bringing our state-of-the-art portable dental equipment right into schools.
Reducing severity and frequency of oral disease leads to improved overall physical and psychological health, better nutrition, and improved school attendance and performance.
The Outreach Education Program is geared towards providing education to children and their families. Education takes place in community centers, Head Starts, preschools, resource centers, classrooms, etc. Children learn about the importance of teeth, cavities and the germs that cause them. Parents are also provided with resources to help find dental clinics in their areas.
Did you know?
Dental caries (tooth decay or cavities) remains the single most common disease of childhood, according to a report by Surgeon General on oral health in America
It has been estimated that 51 million school hours per year are lost because of dental-related illness alone, according to a report by Surgeon General on oral health in America.
Approximately 75% of teeth sealed remain cavity free, compared to less than a third of teeth without sealants, according to Oral Health America.
More than half of the children covered by Medicaid (Forward Card) programs nationally did not see a dentist in 2009, according to a report from the Pew Center on the states.
Preventable dental conditions resulted in an estimated 890,000 emergency department visits nationally in 2009, a 16% increase from 2006, according to a report from the Pew Center on the states
The patients need always come first. Bright Smiles follows all HIPAA privacy laws and regulations. Bright Smile does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion, gender, age, sex orientation, national origin, handicap status, or socioeconomic background.
Provide preventative “no-cost” dental care to as many underserved and uninsured children or any child that needs extra oral care within schools and community based programs as is possible.
Reduce the caries epidemic among uninsured children by providing exams, screenings, x-rays, fluoride, cleanings and sealants on a regular basis.
Increase the overall health of children while improving and maintaining good oral health.
Minimize lost school hours due to dental related diseases.
Provide education and awareness to students and parents on maintaining oral health.
Expand our program to include restorative services to children in need.
Expand our program to include the Elderly and adults in need.