Miles of Smiles
Miles of Smiles offered in Area Schools
The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) will offer the Miles of Smiles program in Valentine Elementary, Rural, and Middle Schools. Miles of Smiles is a school-based fluoride varnish program, available to elementary and middle school-aged student K-8. Be watching for information to come home with your students that will tell you the date Miles of Smiles will be offered in their school.
Miles of Smiles utilizes Public Health Authorized Registered Dental Hygienists to conduct oral screening examinations and apply the fluoride varnish. Fluoride varnish can be applied 2-6 times per year and can decrease cavity development by approximately 38%.
North Central District Health Department is an approved Medicaid Provider. A $15.00 donation is requested for children not covered by Medicaid/Kids Connection, but there is no fee to participate in the program and children will not be denied services due to inability to provide a donation.
NCDHD plans to offer clinics in as many schools that are interested across the 9-county health district. For more information about the Miles of Smiles program, contact Sara Twibell, Outreach Coordinator for NCDHD at (402) 336-2406.