District 211 is hosting a program that will provide dental care for needy studnets this week.
Present economic challenges may cause hardships for many District 211 families, a release from the district says. More families than ever qualify for free and reduced-price lunches, more checks are being returned for non-sufficient funds in checking accounts, and the District’s homeless population continues to increase each year.
When families face the difficulties of paying for basic living necessities, receiving adequate medical and dental care is often not possible.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children and can lead to other health complications. Eighty-five percent of all decay in kids occurs among low-income students. With proper cleaning and sealant application, a significant percentage of future tooth decay can be
High School District 211 and Smile Illinois, a mobile dentistry program, have entered into an agreement to provide services within District 211. The Smile Illinois mobile dentistry program provides onsite, school-based, dental outreach services to students who might not otherwise receive dental care. The program utilizes locally-licensed dentists and hygienists who employ the latest technology. Services provided can include a thorough dental examination or screening, dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants. The program utilizes grants for students with financial need for these dental services. Smile Illinois will serve District 211 students with its on-site program on the following dates:
Conant High School – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Fremd High School – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hoffman Estates High School – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Palatine High School – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Schaumburg High School – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
District 211 Academy-North – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
District 211 Academy-South – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
For information contact your local school.