Welcome to Children's Healthy Smile Project
Improve basic oral hygiene and promote a healthy smile by providing oral hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and educational materials to children in need. Additionally, we provide trained volunteers to teach oral hygiene to parents and children. See "Our Projects" page for more information.
Many needy children who lack good basic oral hygiene habits or dental care can have severe tooth decay and gum disease which may result in physical pain or discomfort. In many cases, this leads to low self-esteem. Early intervention with education for both parent and child, plus basic oral hygiene supplies, can make a difference now and in the future. See: "The Facts" for more information.
"Prevention of dental disease starts with a baby's first tooth. Education of both parent and child is crucial."
In 2010, over 3,000 needy children were provided "Smile Kits" and/or educational materials!! Additionally, a trained volunteer provided dental hygiene education to kindergarten children and Head Start preschool parents for Children's National Dental Health Month.
In 2011, Children's Healthy Smile Project served approximately 1,000 needy children duringFebruary, Children's Dental Healthy Month.
In 2012, over 2,500 children were provided "Smile Kits" during Children's Dental Health Month.Smile Kits were sent to Key West, Florida, Plainfield Illnois, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Norristown, Pennsylvania.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PURCHASE DENTAL SUPPLIES "SMILE KIT" AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST DENTAL DISEASE -AN EPIDEMIC IN THE U.S. TODAY.
YOU CAN DONATE BY USING PAYPAL. CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!
Donations are Tax Deductible!!
100% of your donation will be used to purchase "Smile Kits" and educational materials.
We are again supporting the University of Alabama with their 2014 "Halloween on the Hilltop" Project.
Healthy Smiles, Happy Kids!
University of Alabama Halloween project. See "Our Projects" page for additional pictures!
Dental students attending the University of Alabama Dental School distributed over 300 "Smile Kits" to children in a Birmingham neighborhood. Great job guys!!
Another successful "Halloween on the Hilltop" project for the University of Alabama Dental School students. Over 600 "Smile Kits" were distributed.
Visit "Our Projects" page for more pictures.
A BIG thank you to CHSP Florida Keys Director, Joyce Milelli, for her efforts distributing "Smile Kits" throughout the Keys for Childrens Dental Health Month. Visit "Our Projects" page for more information. Great job, Joyce!!