Miles for Smiles
Miles for Smiles
Miles for Smiles Dental Clinic will be at our school October 22nd through November 6th. It is a mobile dental clinic that provides onsite dental services to eligible school children, in an eleven county area of southwest Missouri.
This program is available to students that fall into one of these categories of dental coverage:
- Private Dental Insurance
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Uninsured or underinsured, sliding scale fee upon request
- Private Pay
Students who qualify will be given an initial exam and dental treatment will be provided as determined by the examining dentist. Details of the exam and care given will be available for parents to keep for their records.
If you are interested in this program for your student, the form is available on the district web page at bisonpride.org under Departments, then select Health Services; or you can call 417-345/5702 and request a form to be sent home with your child. Make sure you complete all information, front and back, which includes a consent agreement and statement that must be filled out and signed by the parent/ guardian. The form is in a return mailer format and is postage paid. If your child was recently seen by Miles for Smiles, a new consent form still needs to be filled out because it will be a new school year.
Appointments are limited. Priority is given to students who have the greatest dental need, as well as those who return the completed paperwork promptly.
Sincerely, School Nurse
(If you would like a copy of Patient Rights and Responsibilities it is available on request at the school health offices.)