»

I-Smile Silver

I-Smile Silver

What is I-Smile™ Silver?

I-Smile™ Silver is a pilot project in Scott, Lee and Van Buren Counties that works to connect older adults with oral health care. The Iowa Department of Public Health administers the project using funding from  the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. The project is an initiative of the Lifelong Smiles Coalition and began in November 2014.

 

Who does I-Smile™ Silver help?

The target population for I-Smile™ Silver is nursing home residents, Medicaid Elderly Waiver participants, home health recipients, and other Scott County residents over age 60 who may need help accessing dental care.  The I-Smile™ Silver Coordinator is a local resource to help facilitate access to care.

 

Why is oral health important at any age?

Our teeth allow us to eat as well as speak and smile with confidence. The health of your mouth impacts the rest of your body.  Daily brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist regularly helps keep your teeth and body healthy.

 

Why is I-Smile™ Silver important?

Through the work of I-Smile™ Silver and our community partners, dental care will be more accessible, dental disease will be prevented, and Scott County’s older adults will maintain overall health and wellness.

 

How do I contact I-Smile™ Silver?

Questions or comments about I-Smile™ Silver may be directed to the Scott County Health

Department: 563-326-8618 or health@scottcountyiowa.com.

 

Learn more about I-Smile Silver programs in Iowa:  https://ismile.idph.iowa.gov/about-ismile/silver

News & Notices

This program will introduce and describe the various options available to people to be a weather "citizen scientist". You will learn general information about storm spotting, how to become a spotter, rainfall observers, Weather-Ready Nation, and more.
Posted: February 22, 2018
We have openings for children 6 - 12 yrs old who love to explore, learn about nature, and make lots of new friends! Day camps are available starting in June at Pioneer Village. Register now for one or all of the eight, 1 week adventures! Camp Information Online Registration - New this year!...
Posted: February 19, 2018
A consumer advisory has been issued for chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Click the link below to find out if any of the food product you have may be part of the recall. https://idph.iowa.gov/News/ArtMID/646/ArticleID/158205/Consumer-Advisory-Issued-for-Chicken-Salad-Purchased-at-...
Posted: February 13, 2018