Started in 2003 by Cook Children’s and the Children’s Oral Health Coalition, Save a Smile provides dental care to low-income children in the community.
Save a Smile is an innovative, nationally recognized, collaborative program within Cook Children’s Community Health Outreach department.
Save a Smile provides restorative and preventive dental services to children in Tarrant County who would otherwise not receive treatment. The children Save a Smile helps are at high risk for serious dental disease, attend pre-selected schools and are pre-kindergarten through third grade. Save a Smile holds dental screenings every year to find children with a large amount of oral health issues. Then the children are referred to a dentist by Communities In Schools and based on the dental problem, age of the child, translation requirements and financial/insurance status. Volunteer dentists are matched with qualifying patients and dental care is provided in the dentists’ private offices, free of charge to the families.
For more information contact Tonya K. Fuqua, D.D.S., Save a Smile manager at 682-885-6731 or firstname.lastname@example.org