What is I-Smile?
I-Smile is a statewide program that helps kids get dental care.
There are 23 I-Smile coordinators around the state who are responsible for working with children and families; dentists and dental office staff; medical providers; school nurses, teachers and administrators; businesses; civic organizations; and social service organizations. The coordinators work for county health departments or private, non-profit organizations to administer I-Smile in all 99 Iowa counties.
Some of the things that I-Smile does within communities include:
- Providing dental screenings and applying fluoride for children at WIC clinics, Head Start centers, preschools, child care sites, and in schools.
- Helping coordinate dental appointments by letting parents know what dentists will see them, helping find payment sources for dental care, and setting up transportation.
- Promoting the importance of oral health by participating in community events, such as library reading hours, health fairs, and county fairs.
I-Smile is managed by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Find My I-Smile Coordinator
On the Find My I-Smile Coordinator tab you can find the contact information for the I-Smile Coordinator in your county.