We aim to empower pre-schoolers to build healthy dental habits while they still have their baby teeth and to help educate parents on good oral health care for their kids. Smile Partners also helps low-income families meet the dental screening and care requirements so their children qualify for federal programs like Head Start or ECAEP.
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 parent's consent are provided with:
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Dental screenings
- Fluoride treatments
- Dentist referrals
- Personal oral care goodie bag
Our dental hygienists visit each school up to two times a year, working with individual schools to find the most convenient clinic dates and times for visits.
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. Our goal is to have every child belong to a dental home.
Our pre-school program serves schools in Snohomish, King and Kitsap counties. Its supporters include the Murdock Trust and the Tulalip Tribe.