Smile Partners Pre-K program fulfills the state and federal Pre-K dental screening requirements and reaches children in schools with early intervention and prevention. Our services are provided at NO COST to the schools or families.During our visits, children whose parents' consent are provided with:
Each child takes home a report for parents and a small bag of age-appropriate oral health items to encourage them to practice at home what they've learned at school.
We have found that when children are educated by our staff of licensed dental hygienists while school and parents encourage good daily oral care habits, they have lower rates of tooth decay.
Smile Partners visits each school up to three times a year, working within each to find the most convenient clinic dates and times.
Children who require follow up treatment with a dentist are referred to providers located near the school who have been screened to accept Provider One dental insurance.
The Pre-K program serves schools in Snohomish, King and Kitsap counties. Its supporters include the Murdock Trust and the Tulalip Tribe.