Waukesha Smiles: Dental Outreach to Low-Income Waukesha Children
3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
Project End Date: 6/30/2010
Project Goal Statement: The Waukesha Smiles Project will compare approaches to improve oral health habits and increase access to basic dental care for low-income children in Waukesha through a school-based outreach program of oral health promotion, screening and referral.
Original Award Amount: $449,360
Adjusted Award Amount: $397,265*
Primary Community Partner: School District of Waukesha
Additional community partner organization name: Woodland Dental Group
Primary Academic Partner: Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD MPH, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:
Patrick Ginn, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Susanne Krasovich, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Anne Marbella, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
Project Final Report Summary
Affiliated Web Pages:
School District of Waukesha
Woodland Dental Group
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Developed education modules and presented to 3rd and 4th grade participants
Presentation at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Conference. Denver, CO. April 2009.
Presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum. June 2009 and 2010.
Presentation at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Conference. Vancouver, Canada. April 2010.
*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.