Smart Smiles

Smart Smiles

Our Smart Smiles® oral health curriculum makes learning about oral health fun! Developed with input from teachers and school nurses, and taught in 918 Virginia Schools, the curriculum provides lessons, videos and online activities to educate K-5 students on how to form good oral health habits.

Smart Smiles digital curriculum

New this year!

To meet the needs of today's learning environment, the Smart Smiles curriculum and all of the teaching tools will be available entirely online! There's no need to order kits as in years past.

The new digital curriculum is now available! Scroll down and choose which kit you wish to download — grades K-2 or 3-5. 

The curriculum

The interactive curriculum is separated into two grade levels (K-2 and 3-5) and contains 11 lessons. Each lesson includes the objectives, the Virginia Health Education Standards of Learning (SOLs) that are covered, class discussion points, a video 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. 

Grades K-2

  • Six lessons that can be taught as a unit or single lessons
  • Classroom activities
  • A daily brushing and flossing chart
  • Take-home educational materials, including dental emergency first aid kit

Grades 3-5

  • Five more advanced lessons that can be taught as a unit or single lessons
  • A daily brushing and flossing chart
  • Fun activity sheets, including a board game and MyPlate activity
  • Two science experiments to demonstrate how cavities are formed and the importance of fluoride for strong teeth
  • Reading food labels to make smart food choices
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Everyone deserves a healthy smile.

A healthy smile is a powerful thing. That's why the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of all Virginians.
 

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