Smiles Across Pinal County
Smiles Across Pinal County is a school-based program that provides portable preventive dentistry and serves as an internal clinical rotation for third-year ATSU-ASDOH students. The program provides dental sealants, fluoride varnish treatments, oral screenings, oral health education, and referrals for high-risk second-, third-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade children in the Apache Junction Unified School District in Pinal County, Arizona.
During their experience with this school-based public health program, ATSU-ASDOH students provide care to pediatric patients in a non-traditional setting with portable equipment. Annually, the program donates $46,000 in preventive services for more than 300 school children.
Primary resources and funding for the program are provided by, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation and National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. Community partners include the Apache Junction Unified School District.
Jonny Brennan, MD, DMD, MPH Associate Dean of Informatics, Innovation and Community Partnerships, email@example.com