What is Healthy Smiles for Portage County?
Healthy Smiles for Portage County operates under the direction of the Portage County Community Health. The program is funded through grants and local donations. It has a primary focus on prevention. The program addresses prevention through outreach, education, fluoride varnish placement, and sealant placement. The program is a school-based, school-linked dental sealant and fluoride varnish program in which portable dental equipment is taken to area schools and early childhood centers. Children's teeth are screened and then sealants or fluoride varnish are placed on appropriate teeth. This program helps to eliminate barriers, when accessing dental care, for children with unmet and/or urgent dental needs.
Healthy Smiles for Portage County is a Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program. Please CLICK HERE for the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile video
Healthy Smiles for Portage County
Healthy Smiles for Portage County is funded through state and local grants and donations. The program would like to thank all funding partners. Listed below are website links for some of our funding partners.
Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Ministry Dental Center
Smongeski Health Fund
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation
Women's Fund of Portage County
Oral Health Links
American Dental Association-Fluoride - Here you can get some of the latest information about fluoridation, as well as the health benefits of it.
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin - Learn more about your child’s potential health risks, as well as how to prevent them.
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin-Oral Health Resources - Keep your children’s teeth healthy with this information.
ILikeMyTeeth.org - Information on how fluoride works and dispelling some myths about it.
My Water's Fluoride-Portage County - Find out what local communities have fluoridated water.
Tap Into Healthy Teeth - Learn about community water fluoridation for community members, health professionals and water operators.
Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition - Learn who’s fighting for oral health and how you can get involved.