Helping Smiles Happen

I-Smile™ is a statewide program that connects children and families with dental, medical, and community resources to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness.

Not only does your child's smile affect his/her self-esteem, but a healthy mouth is also critical for speaking clearly and eating food to help their body grow. Children who have pain from tooth decay (cavities), may also be distracted from learning. Parents can help children begin life with healthy habits – brushing teeth twice a day, using toothpaste with fluoride, limiting sugary food and drinks, and making regular dental visits a priority as soon as teeth begin to erupt.

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How do children and pregnant women in Iowa benefit from I-Smile™?

A registered dental hygienist works as the I-Smile™ & I-Smile™@School Coordinator to provide the following services:

  • Community outreach to raise awareness about good oral health
  • Follow-up care and help with scheduling dentist appointments
  • Care coordination to:
    • Help with transportation
    • Help with interpreter services
    • Help finding payment source for dental care
  • Partnerships with local medical and dental providers to help provide referrals and to train medical offices to provide fluoride varnish during well-child visits
  • Dental hygienists and nurses provide the following preventative dental services for infants, children, and pregnant women:
    • Dental screenings
    • Fluoride varnish
    • Dental sealants (I-Smile™@School)
    • Oral health education

What is required for program eligibility?

Children from birth through age 21 and pregnant women quality for I-Smile™ services.

I-Smile@School is for all students at schools selected based on the percent of children participating in the free or reduced-price school lunch program.

What documentation is required to apply for services?

Contact the I-Smile™ Coordinator at 712-707-9868 or 800-859-2025 to request I-Smile™ services.

Services provided for children at the following locations:

  • WIC Clinics (infants, children, and pregnant women)
  • Head Start Centers
  • Preschools
  • School Systems
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Helping People. Changing Lives.

I-Smile™ Mission

From little smiles to lifelong smiles, improving the health of Iowans.