Did you know?

Dental caries (tooth decay) is the single most common chronic disease in children

60% of school-age children (5-17 years) have dental caries

1 in 7 children are in pain right now

The #1 reason kids miss school (more than 400 children each day in Utah) is due to dental related illness

Less than half (43.8%) of school-aged children nationwide were seen by a dental professional in the previous year

Low-income children are less likely to receive preventive dental services than their peers

There are over 25,000 elementary school children in Salt Lake and Granite School Districts living in poverty

Did you know?

The Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health indicates that sealants can reduce decay in school children by more than 70%

The Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommends school sealant programs

Sealants for Smiles placed almost 100,000 dental sealants between 2007-2014

Between 2007 to 2014, Sealants for Smiles has seen a reduction in untreated dental decay from 51% to 21%

100% of all donations to our program go to placing dental sealants and fluoride varnish on underserved children