Who Are We?

Miles of Smiles-Laredo is a school-based oral disease prevention and health promotion program. Following evidence-based public health guides, a dental screening and fluoride varnish are provided to children in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. Dental sealants are applied to children in second grade. We offer these services at no cost to parents, children, insurance, or schools. Learn more

For Parents

Miles of Smiles-Laredo offers dental services in elementary schools that prevent future cavities. With a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, children receive preventive care at no cost to parents, children, insurance, or schools.

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For Schools

As a community-based dental public health program, we partner with elementary school administrators, nurses and teachers. By working in the schools using portable dental equipment, we support good oral health for children who are seen in the program.

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The mission of the Miles of Smiles-Laredo Program is to expand access to preventive dental services and promote oral health for children in an effort to alleviate oral health inequities.

Reduce barriers to receiving dental services

Provide preventive dental services to children

Refer children with urgent oral health problems to providers in the community

Keep children dentally healthy throughout their early school years