Mobile Dentist Info
Mobile Dentist Information
Hille Middle School is hosting Smile Illiinois - The Mobile Dentists - Date TBA
We have invited Smile Illinois-The Mobile Dentists to bring its preventive dental care program to our center because we know how important good oral health is to our children’s overall general health.
“We know that tooth decay is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children,” state Margo Woll, D.D.S. and Marcy Borofsky, D.D.S. co-directors of Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists. We also know poor oral health causes other problems in children, such as diminished growth in toddlers, poor nutrition due to difficulty eating and an increase in bacteria in the blood and respiratory systems.”
A publication from the Centers for Disease Control states: “Children receiving dental sealants in school-based programs have 60% fewer new decayed pit and fissure surfaces in back teeth for up to 2-5 years after a single application. Among children, 90% of decay is in the pit and fissures”.
Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists will set up a mini-dental office in our building and can provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants (if needed) for all children who return completed forms.
Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists can provide these services free to families who need financial assistance and it has subsidized fees for those who chose to pay for the preventive care. No child is ever turned away from Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists because of financial need.
- Signing up your children to see the Mobile Dental team is an easy way to get necessary preventive dental care. If you want your child to see the dentist on “Shine Your Smile Day,” just fill out the permission slip and return it to your school by .
- Smile_Illinois_permission_form-English_and_Spanish (897 KB)
You can learn more about Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists by going to its website: www.mobiledentists.com and watching the short video about the preventive dental care program.