Dental Coverage for Children
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa offers a number of programs to help uninsured and under-insured children, families, and pregnant women in obtaining medical and dental health coverage and community resources.
The I-Smile™ Program provides oral health screenings, oral health education, nutrition education relating to oral health, fluoride varnish application, and a referral to a dentist for comprehensive dental needs. The program serves children under the age of 21 and pregnant women residing in Polk, Mahaska, Jasper, Poweshiek, Clinton and Jackson Counties. We assist families when they need:
- to find a dental home or dental coverage for their child
- assistance to set up appointments with the dentist or find dentists who accept Medicaid
- help transporting their child to the dental appointment
- translation services regarding their dental care
For more information, please contact the I-Smile Program at (515) 557-9023 for Polk, Mahaska, Jasper and Poweshiek Counties and (515) 661-3715 for Clinton and Jackson Counties, or visit www.ismiledentalhome.iowa.gov.