Columbia St. Mary’s Smart Smiles receives $75,000 From Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile

Columbia St. Mary’s Smart Smiles initiative has been awarded $75,000 from Seal-A-Smile, the state’s largest school-based oral health program.

 

For the 2014-15 school year, Smart Smiles will serve 43 Milwaukee Public Schools (an increase of eight from the previous school year) and five private and charter schools. The goal is to provide 8,000 students with preventive dental services to help keep them healthy and free of dental pain during the upcoming school year.  

“Being selected as a Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program not only provides Smart Smiles with operational funding, it gives us credibility with school officials, who graciously allow the program to operate in local schools,” said Robyn Kibler, clinic manager of Columbia St. Mary’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic.

Dental decay, or cavities, is the most common chronic childhood disease, one that can prevent children from attending school.

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