About Land of Smiles Program
Since its inception, the Land of Smiles has performed more than 1,500 times at elementary schools throughout Illinois, educating more than 426,000 children. The interactive educational program engages and teaches children the proper brushing and flossing techniques, discussing good and bad foods for teeth and reinforcing the importance of visiting the dentist regularly. Children receive a Land of Smiles oral health kit containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a sheet of oral health tips explaining how to take care of their teeth. This free program is a favorite for kids and teachers alike.
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Results and Reviews
There’s no doubt the Land of Smiles program has a measurable impact on children. Each year, students who attend a presentation complete pre-tests before the presentation and post-tests after the presentation. Evaluation results consistently demonstrate significant changes in students’ oral health-related knowledge, attitudes and behavioral intentions.