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Waukesha Smiles: Dental Outreach to Low-Income Waukesha Children

Project Overview

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*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: School District of Waukesha
Additional community partner organization name: Woodland Dental Group

Academic Partners:
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)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed education modules and presented to 3rd and 4th grade participants
  • Presentations
    • 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.

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