Delaware Smile Check Program

The Delaware Smile Check Program invites students to receive a dental screening at school!

  • Screenings are completed by a Delaware licensed dental hygienist during regular school hours
  • Screenings take an average of 3–5 minutes per student
  • Results are sent home to parents with resources for follow-up care
  • Children who require immediate care will be connected to a dentist for treatment
  • Students who qualify will receive an application of fluoride varnish to help fight cavities
  • Participants receive:
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and a prize
    • Customized dental education
    • Guide of dental resources available in Delaware
    • Assistance with finding a dentist for the whole family and making an appointment

Be an advocate for your child’s health by signing up below!

To receive on-site services, children must:

  • Have DE Medicaid or DE Healthy Children Insurance (CHIP)
  • Have not received routine dental care within the last 7 months

Did you know?

  • Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health and well-being.
  • Cavities can be life-threatening.
  • Healthy teeth and mouths are linked to better performance in school.

If your child is not eligible for on-site services, but you’d like assistance finding a dentist or signing up for dental insurance, please call us at 302-622-4540.

Delaware Medicaid will be billed for services. Families will not receive a bill for services provided. The dental screening does not replace the recommended 6-month preventive dental visit.