Our thanks to the Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation for providing the funding to begin our 100 Days…100 Smiles project! With their help, and the assistance of the great professional dental staff at Prairie Run Dental, we kicked off the program in Marshfield last week. ODC will provide 100 days of oral hygiene exams and activities for 100 people in Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.
Dental hygienists completed a basic plaque assessment with people participating in the Marshfield program. Individuals chewed a little pink tablet and the hygienist looked to see where the pink remained, a sign of plaque build-up. The hygienists will visit again with their “patients” midway through and at the end of the program to look for improvement.
Assessments are just a start. ODC staff will be providing educational activities over the next 100 days as well, fun activities to help promote good oral health care. The program’s focus: how important good oral hygiene is to community employment and overall health.
Thanks, Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation, for supporting this very important program!