Rock River Healthy Smiles

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 3/15/2005
     Project End Date:   3/14/2006
     Award Amount:         $42,658

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop a best practice model for the delivery of dental health education and dental health services for low income uninsured and underinsured residents in Dodge and Jefferson Counties by developing a free, sustainable dental clinic.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (DJHCP)
Additional community partner organization name(s):

  • City of Watertown Health Department
  • Dodge County Human Services and Health Department
  • Holt Dental Supply
  • Jefferson County Dental Society
  • Jefferson County Health Department
  • Marquette School of Dentistry
  • Plumber's Local 75
  • Rock River Free Clinic, Inc.
  • St. Vincent DePaul
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: David Schubot, PhD, Center for Science Education

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary March 2005 - March 2006
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

    City of Watertown Health Department
    Dodge County Human Services and Health Department
    Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (DJHCP)
    Holt Dental Supply
    Jefferson County Health Department
    Marquette School of Dentistry
    St. Vincent DePaul

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in the Watertown Daily Times announcing the award and details of the project
    • Press release in Jefferson County newspapers
  • Media
    • Executive Director of Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership appeared on local television station promoting project
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed a Case Study Report compiling the information gathered during the project
  • Presentations
    • Presentation to Jefferson County Dental Society about the dental clinic and the project’s progress
    • Presentation to the Fort Healthcare Board of Directors identifying the need for a dental clinic to serve underserved populations in Jefferson County
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E:

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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