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Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles for Wood County offers a preventative oral health program at participating schools in Wood County. The program has a primary focus on prevention of tooth decay in eligible children through outreach, education, fluoride varnish placement, and sealant placement. These services are provided at no cost.

A licensed dental provider brings their portable dental equipment to participating schools and will screen participating children for dental needs and sealants or fluoride varnish are placed on appropriate teeth. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided along with oral health education. For children found to have unmet dental needs, the Healthy Smiles for Wood County program works with families and other school personnel (as appropriate) to find children a place where their dental needs can be met.

Healthy Smiles program offers dental services at no charge:

  • A dental screening for visible cavities or other oral health related conditions
  • Dental sealants if needed
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste and oral health education
  • A letter will be sent home after the visit with services provided and additional care needed
Healthy Smiles

Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating painted on the chewing surface of back teeth; sealants protect the deep grooves from developing cavities.

Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on teeth to help prevent new cavities and to help stop cavities that have already started.

To sign up your child, complete the dental sealant permission form:
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Dental Sealant Permission Form

For more information call the Wood County Health Department: 715-421-8911

Funding is provided for this program through state and local grants and donations. Current funding providers of the Healthy Smiles for Wood County program include:

  • Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile
  • Medicaid
  • Wood County Health Department
  • Elks Ladies of Elks Lodge 693