Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile is a statewide program created in collaboration with the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. The Seal-A-Smile program is currently being offered to schools in Waupaca County. As a part of this program, children may receive oral health education, dental screenings (without x-rays), cleanings, sealants (applied to permanent molars), and 2-3 topical applications of fluoride varnish all provided by a registered dental hygienist free of charge.
The mission of the Seal-A-Smile program is to prevent dental decay and promote oral health as part of a child’s total health.
The Seal-A-Smile initiative has three primary goals:
- Sealant Placement – To have annual community-based sealant promotion initiatives in every county of the state (all children are eligible to receive sealants);
- Sealant Education – To provide education and information about sealants and oral health; and
- Partnerships – To strengthen state and local partnerships between oral health, education, and youth health advocates to improve the oral health of children in Wisconsin.