Having Healthy Teeth Starts with the Delaware Smile Check Program

Dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and even toothbrushes are provided free of charge to any child who is insured by Delaware Medicaid or the Delaware Healthy Children Program. The Delaware Smile Check Program is available statewide at local schools, for children ages 3 months and up.

Dental Services Offered

Dental screenings
A licensed dental hygienist will check for signs of infection, cavities, gum problems, trauma, malformations, or abnormalities in the teeth or tissue of the mouth.

Fluoride varnish
Fluoride is applied to strengthen teeth against decay and reverse early cavities.

Dental health education
The needs of each patient are met through customized education and an offering of resources to address specific problems.

Oral health evaluation report
A dental screening report form is sent home with the student after a dental screening.

Case management
Help is available in navigating the health care system when there is a need to find solutions to get the care a child needs.

Dental necessities
Toothbrushes, fluoride toothpaste, and dental floss are provided to each child.

For more detailed information, view our Dental Resource Guide.

Para más informacíon detallada, vea nuestra Guía de Recurso Dental.

For questions about the program, call 302-622-4540.

 

 

For Parents/Guardians and Individuals

If your child attends school some days and is at home on others, then you may choose a virtual or on-site screening option, based on your comfort level. To participate in the Delaware Smile Check Program, complete the appropriate form below to give us information about yourself or your child, based on age or if you are pregnant.

On-Site Forms

This consent form allows children to receive a face-to-face in-person screening at school from a licensed Delaware dental hygienist. Eligible students can also receive an application of fluoride varnish, which can prevent up to a third of cavities in baby teeth. All children who are screened receive an oral health goodie bag (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a prize) in addition to personalized education and case management, to help them get treatment if they don’t have a dentist.

Birth to age 1

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Age 1 to 5

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Age 6 to 12

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Age 13 to 18

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Virtual Fillable Forms

This consent form allows children to be screened remotely from wherever they are currently learning. By answering a series of questions, parents can receive individualized recommendations, resources, and referrals based on their answers and the unique needs of their child and family. Care coordinators help families identify urgent needs or practices that could be putting the child at risk for cavities. All students who are screened virtually receive personalized education and case management, to help them get treatment if they don’t have a dentist.

Birth to age 1

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Age 1 to 5

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Age 6 to 12

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Age 13 to 18

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Age 19 or older

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Pregnant mothers

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