In our efforts to combat oral health decay, we are excited to announce that Smiles for New Mexico Kids will be making a visit to our school September 24th, 2018. Smiles for New Mexico Kids is now in it's 10th year of operations, it is a full-service, state-of-the-art mobile dental clinic for children, providing dental screenings, exams, cleanings, sealants, X-rays, and even needed restorative work such as fillings! They have been serving the elementary and middle schools in Rio Rancho, APS, Belen, and East Mountain schools for ten years and will be making a visit to our school this year.
The dental screenings and services provided by Smiles for New Mexico Kids are billed to those with state funded insurances like Medicaid and all private dental insurances (Delta Dental, Presbyterian, etc.). For those without insurances, Cash payments (by check/money order/cash) are accepted at steeply discounted rates. Finally, there will also be dental 'grants' provided to those unable to pay for any preventative services, and dental 'grants' may be provided on a limited basis for those needing follow up treatment.
If you would like for your child to receive these services please fill out the form that was sent home with your child and return it to the nurse's office. For those deciding to participate, each child will bring home a detailed 'report card' for you to review the day they were seen indicating their current oral state. Follow up care arrangements can then be made either with Smiles for New Mexico Kids while at school, or at one of their 7 local clinics, or with your own dentist. For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Smiles for New Mexico Kids at 505-553-3607.
Chariti Sanchez RN