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.
- 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
Click on form to print, please fill out, sign and return to your school: Seal-a-Smile Permission Form
Our Superior Smiles Team
• Laura Channing, DDS
• Jamie Bohacek, RDH
• Sheri Brunette, RDH
• Jamie Cook, RDH
• Tara Lapcinski, RDH
• Holly Turcotte, RDH
School Based Restorative Program
In an effort to increase access to dental care, NorthLakes Community Clinic is offering a unique program in some schools to participants of the Superior Smiles program. This school based restorative program (SBRP) identifies students who have unmet dental needs and offers diagnostic and restorative services. Over the past 2 years, we have been closely tracking our referral rate (percentage of child participants who have unmet dental needs, like cavities or abscesses). We are offering SBRP services to schools that have a high referral rate.
Click on form to print, please fill out, sign and return to your school for SBRP: Restorative Program Consent
NorthLakes Mobile Senior Dental Clinic
Contact Sheri Brunette, School Based Dental Outreach Manager at 715-934-3073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.