Our Smart Smiles® In School oral health teaching kit makes learning about oral health fun. Developed with input from teachers and school nurses, the kit provides a turnkey curriculum complete with teaching tools and audiovisual resources to educate students on how to form good oral health habits. The kits are available free of charge to all Virginia elementary schools.
The interactive curriculum is provided on a flash drive and in a three-ring binder format, separated into two grade levels (K-3 and 4-5). Each lesson includes the objectives, the Virginia Health Education Standards of Learning (SOLs) that are covered, a list of materials needed, class discussion points and suggested activities. Lessons address the importance of oral health to a child's overall health, the impact of nutrition on teeth and proper oral hygiene, and brushing and flossing techniques.
Any Virginia school nurse or teacher may request a kit, which we loan, free of charge. Delta Dental of Virginia will pay for the shipping charges to and from your school. You may keep the flash drive included in the kit for future lessons or quick and fun activities throughout the school year.