SMILE FOR LIFE PROGRAM
An Oral Health Improvement Project of Cornerstone Care
Now four years into the project, Smile for Life continues to provide exceptional school based oral health education programs to Head Start children in Greene, Washington and Fayette Counties in southwestern, PA. The program also serves elementary schools in Greene and Washington County providing students with a hand-on learning experience.
The Smile for Life program provides more than 4,000 children per year with new toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and oral health education. Their parents receive information about CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and Medicaid. Last year, we began following up the school-based programming with mobile dental services. We have expanded the mobile dental program to include all Head Start programs in Greene, Washington and Fayette Counties as well as all five school districts in Greene County, PA.
Thanks to the generosity of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, each child receives a bag containing the toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss from the Oral Hygiene Children’s Kits provided by the foundation.