Community Outreach

March 28, 2007

Healthy Smiles Sealant Program

The Healthy Smiles Sealant Program was initiated through a pilot grant in 1999 to reduce disparities in oral health care for underserved school children in the Cleveland Municipal School District, the largest school district in Ohio. During the 2004-2005 school year, the Sealant program visited 93 elementary and middle schools and treated over 5,000 children with 13,000 sealants. Also our community health educators visited over 100 schools to teach oral health education to 15,000 elementary and middle school students. All services received by the children were free of charge due to the generosity of the foundations and in-kind donations.

Contact:
James Lalumandier, DDS, MPH, Chairman & Director, Community Dentistry
School of Dental Medicine
Phone: 216.368.3276

Posted by: Debra Crawford March 28, 2007 12:06 PM
Category: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland , Cleveland Foundation , Cleveland Metropolitan School District , Daniel E. Morgan , Health , K-12 Education , Nonprofit , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland , School of Dental Medicine , Schools and Centers , The Alaskan Indian Health Service