Dental – Smile in Style

Preventative Oral Health Services:

Good oral health is connected to good overall health. Poor oral health is a risk factor for:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Dental disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart/Lung Disease
  • Poor school performance/missed school days

Preventative oral care is essential for reducing dental disease. ELVPHD’s Smile in Style Program offers preventative oral health services including:

  • Oral health screenings
  • Fluoride varnish
  • Dental Sealants
  • Oral health education

Smile in Style

Services are provided by a Public Health Authorized Dental Hygienist at child care centers, Head Start programs, pre-schools, and schools. The services are provided within the facilities regardless of dental insurance status. Our goal is to prevent tooth decay by getting young children started early with good oral health habits. Smile in Style activities are funded via a grant through an Anonymous Fund of Nebraska Community Foundation.

One of our public health authorized hygienists helping to educate children on the importance of healthy teeth.

hygienist at school

 

Number of services provided to children ages 0-17 in 2018:

  • Oral health screenings (536)
  • Oral health education (884)
  • Fluoride varnish (493)
  • Dental sealants (124)

 

Updated 8/13/2019

 

 

Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org