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Phoenix, AZ 85027
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BIG SMILES COORDINATES IN-SCHOOL Dental SERVICES for AT-RISK CHILDREN, BRINGING THE CARE TO THE NEED.

  • Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to poor dental health.
  • Only 25% of Medicaid-eligible children get any kind of dental care.
  • 16 million low-income children on Medicaid have not seen a dental-care professional in the last year.
  • 3 out of every 4 Americans have at least one cavity before their 18th birthday.
  • 1 in 7 children ages 6-12 are sufferning from tooth pain right now.

Most of the millions of low-income children in the United States do not receive proper dental care and many experience acute dental pain. Low-income children are up to 5 times more likely to have untreated tooth decay, frequently causing general health problems, learning difficulties, discomfort, eating problems, and esteem issues. Mobile dentists working in school-based dental programs have been shown to be an effective tool at addressing these problems.

  • Children benefit from healthier teeth and improved readiness to learn. 
  • Schools benefit from reduced absenteeism, parent appreciation, and improved learning on behalf of students.
  • Dentists benefit because the school-based program provides them a channel for reaching kids who otherwise would not make it into their practice despite needing treatment.

RHA works with dental providers to facilitate the delivery of dental care for these children via portable dental clinics that travel to schools, group homes, residential treatment centers, etc. In this school-based dental program, the latest technology is used to bring top-quality care to patients in a compassionate manner that is minimal work for a school to implement.

Please note, RHA is not a provider organization but instead provides administrative services for the program under the direction of a licensed dentist. More information on our children's program can be found at the Big Smiles website.

Please contact us to learn more about how the school-based dental program can be brought to your school.