Here at ChildSmiles Dental, we desire to enhance both the present and future dental health of children living in Marion County. We understand that social, economic and geographic factors, directly and/or indirectly, influence the dental health of our children.
So in addition to providing preventive dental care in the school-based setting, we make it a priority to address the social advantages and disadvantages that contribute to the dental health of the children we serve. We do this by taking dentistry beyond the school's classroom into their primary classroom...their homes. By extending oral health education to the local family unit and promoting community-wide oral health awareness, we are one step closer to positioning these children and their families for optimal success against the epidemic of dental disease.
Raising Oral Health Literacy in Our Communities...
Dental disease prevention and increasing the community's oral health literacy rate are our primary community goals. According to the American Dental Association, dental care alone, without social changes, is a poor and ineffective dental health model and does not prevent disease. For this reason, we are committed to supporting community-wide oral health awareness programs that educate and serve the residents of Marion County.