The Superior Smiles Program operates under the State of Wisconsin statutes and guidelines for school based services.
“One in three Wisconsin children are living with untreated dental decay, the most preventable chronic disease in the United States. Children and youth with special health care needs are twice as likely to have unmet dental needs. In addition, disproportionate levels of access to oral health care exist in minority and low-income populations. Nationally, 80% of dental decay affects 20% of children.” (www.chawisconsin.org)
“It has been estimated that more than 54 million school hours are lost yearly because of dental disease.” (www.dhs.wisconsin.gov)
Our program includes oral health education and dental supplies, oral health assessment by a licensed dental professional (Dental Hygienist or Dentist), fluoride varnish applications and dental sealants.
This program serves area schools, head starts, and some WIC locations.
- Every child is eligible for the program regardless of insurance
- Superior Smiles will visit the school, three times per year
- A report will be sent home after each visit listing what services were provided
- If decay is suspected a referral will be sent home with information stating what was found
- Superior Smiles is working with the local community dentists to increase access for care to children with no dental home
Superior Smiles Permission Form available online!
If you wish to complete your child’s Superior Smiles Permission Form online, please go to https://sealasmile.wisconsin.gov/Consent
Once you have completed the Online Consent, it will automatically send to our Superior Smiles Coordinator.
Our Superior Smiles Team
Chief Dental Officer: Laura Channing, DDS
Director of Dental Outreach: Tara Skar, RDH
Dental Outreach Manager West Region: Alisa Patenaude
Dental Outreach Manager East Region: Ashlei Guarisco, RDH
- Amy Cahanes, RDH
- Sheri Brunette, RDH
- Jamie Cook, RDH
- Lisa Olson, RDH
- Tara Skar, RDH
- Myrna Draghi, RDH
- Holly Turcotte, RDH
- Julie Theisen, RDH
- Lisa Vang, RDH
- Linda Smith, RDH
- Ashlei Guarisco, RDH
We offer preventative dental services at local County WIC Deptartments. Our program includes oral health education and dental supplies, oral health assessment by a licensed dental professional (Dental Hygienist), and fluoride varnish applications. We offer these services to Pregnant Women and children.
We offer preventative dental services at local daycare facilities.
Contact Tara Skar, Director of Dental Outreach at (715) 934-3073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.