I-Smile™ is a statewide program that helps kids get dental care.

Some of the things that I-Smile does within communities include:

  • Providing dental screenings and applying fluoride for children at WIC clinics, Head Start centers, preschools, child care sites, and in schools.
  • Helping coordinate dental appointments by letting parents know what dentists will see them, helping find payment sources for dental care, and setting up transportation.
  • Promoting the importance of oral health by participating in community events, such as library reading hours, health fairs, and county fairs.​

What is I-Smile™?

The I-Smile™ program’s mission is to increase the number of children in Iowa with a dental home.

Who qualifies?

Children ages 0–21 and pregnant women.

When should I find a dentist for my child?

By age one.

When should I find a dentist if I am pregnant?

As soon as you can. A healthy mouth is essential for a healthy pregnancy!


Check out the I-Smile™ Program

Who can I contact to find out more information about I-Smile™ or to schedule an appointment?

Melissa Woodhouse, RDH, I-Smile™ Coordinator
641-828-2238 ext 161

Counties served include: Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Ringgold, and Wayne Counties. Call to find out when we are in your county and schedule an appointment to see us!

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Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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