The Wisconsin Seal-a-Smile offering free dental services to ICS students has been rescheduled for
Monday, April 22, 2019
. Please be sure to get your child’s permission slip in to reserve their spot for this program.
In the US, children miss about 52 million hours of school each year because of dental problems. Poor oral health, untreated oral diseases and dental conditions can largely affect a child’s ability to learn. 90% of decay in children’s permanent teeth occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, sealants serve as a physical barrier to the bacteria that cause decay.
This is why Indian Community School is offering a preventative dental sealant program for all students 1st through 8th grade. Please know that a
Dentist (DDS) and a dental hygienist (RDH) will be at our school to provide this program to students.
Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) we think will help you understand these services.
What exactly does this program offer for my child?
• Dental sealants.
• Fluoride varnish.
• Tooth brushing instructions and oral health education.
• Free toothbrush and toothpaste.
• A letter sent home explaining what services were done and suggestions for further treatment.
What is a sealant?
• A sealant is a thin, tooth colored; plastic coating that is painted on a tooth to help prevent cavities from forming.
• Your child will be checked to determine which teeth can have sealants; sealants will be done that same day.
What if my child already has sealants?
• Our Dentist will check your child’s sealants, and replace or repair those that may no longer be there.
What is fluoride varnish?
• Fluoride varnish is topical gel that is painted onto the teeth, making them stronger.
Please download, print out and complete
the attached permission slip
and return to the front desk no later than
Friday, April 12, 2019
We ask that you complete the form, even if you do not want your child to participate in these services.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Stapleton, Indian Community School Medical Services at (414) 525-6129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.