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Project Saving Smiles targets elementary schools in the Houston area, which have 50% or more students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Participating schools provide bus transportation for their students to and from the Project Saving Smiles location.
Oral health plays a significant part in one’s overall health and well-being. Children who suffer from oral health problems cannot learn well and miss days from school.
Using an evidence-based dental public health approach, Project Saving Smiles provides dental screenings, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and oral health education free of charge to second graders attending schools with ≥50% free and reduced lunch program rates.