Family planning and reproductive health
Strengthening family bonds
Improving healthy child growth
Encouraging healthy birth spacing
Decreasing child abuse
Project Saving Smiles targets elementary schools in the Houston area, which have 50% or more students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Participating schools provide bus transportation for their students to and from the Project Saving Smiles location.
Oral health plays a significant part in one’s overall health and well-being. Children who suffer from oral health problems cannot learn well and miss days from school.
Using an evidence-based dental public health approach, Project Saving Smiles provides dental screenings, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and oral health education free of charge to second graders attending schools with ≥50% free and reduced lunch program rates.