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Seal-a-Smile

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Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS) grants local school-based oral health programs funding to provide preventive dental care to children in more than 850 schools across Wisconsin.

Did you know???

  • In the US, children miss about 52 million hours of school each year because of dental problems.
  • Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can greatly impact the ability to learn.
  • 90 percent of decay in children's permanent teeth occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, sealants serve as a physical barrier to the bacteria that cause decay.

Healthy Smiles Waupaca County offers a preventive dental sealant/ fluoride varnish program in schools for all children at no charge.  A dental professional will visit a school three different times to provide the following services:

  • Dental screenings
  • Dental sealants on permanent molar teeth
  • Fluoride varnishes (1 - 3 fluoride treatments)
  • Tooth brushing instructions and oral health education 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A letter sent home explaining what services were done and suggestions for further treatment after each visit
  • 3rd visit is performed to follow up and to apply or replace any needed sealants

What is a dental sealant?   

A sealant is a thin, tooth-colored, plastic coating that is painted on a tooth to help prevent cavities from forming.

What is fluoride varnish?

Fluoride varnish is a topical gel that is painted onto the teeth, making them stronger.


Contact Us
Office: 
715-258-6285

Health and Human Services: 
715-258-6300

Fax: 
715-258-6333

Email: 
publichealth@co.waupaca.wi.us

Jed Wohlt, Health Officer
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