Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
School-based oral health efforts have tremendous potential to improve oral health care access—and the subsequent oral health of low-income children. By providing education, service delivery, and care referrals in a site that families already frequent, and often trust, school-based oral health programs meet children and families “where they are.”
School-based efforts can reach a large number of children at high risk for dental disease and in need of dental care, and put them on the path to lifelong oral health.