DDID invested over $2 million in 2019 to provide valuable outreach programs for Idaho students and aging adults.
Grins on the Go was created as a free cavity prevention clinic provided to income qualifying elementary and middle schools throughout the state. Since the program started, more than 70,000 students have received services in the form of dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and 1-on-1 education.
GrinWell for You provides access to free preventive and restorative dental procedures to income qualifying Idaho adults over age 60 and helps them establish a dental home.
Continue reading below to see how Delta Dental of Idaho’s Community Outreach programs are making an impact across Idaho!
With more than 51 million school hours lost each year to dental disease*, Delta Dental of Idaho created the Grins on the Go program - a mobile dental clinic that visits income qualifying elementary and middle schools throughout Idaho during the school year. These visits, performed by professional hygienists, include fluoride varnish and the ever important dental sealants for young Idaho smiles.*National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
As part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s community outreach efforts to improve the dental health of all Idahoans, the GrinWell for You program was created to provide income qualifying seniors with an opportunity to receive dental benefits at no cost to them. Qualifying seniors receive $1,250 in free dental care the first year and then have the opportunity to purchase a subsidized preventive plan to maintain the dental work that was recently done. Delta Dental of Idaho pays over half of the premium.
The Land of Smiles program is a fun, age-appropriate show that teaches children in kindergarten through third grade about good oral health care. In 2021, Delta Dental of Idaho will be providing the Land of Smiles experience virtually for students due to COVID-19. We will be following federal, state and county guidelines to determine when it is safe to begin the show with in-person school visits.