Oral health:
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile

We want all children in Wisconsin to have access to high quality school-based oral health prevention services


Dental sealants prevent 80 percent of cavities in back teeth, where 9 in 10 cavities occur. Sealants are a quick, easy and painless way to prevent most cavities children get and can be applied by a dentist or dental hygienist at your child’s school. Applying sealants in schools saves your child time away from class and prevents your child from developing cavities which can cause pain, discomfort, and make eating or concentrating in class difficult. In Wisconsin, 1 in 5 children in third grade have untreated dental disease which is preventable.

Sign up your child to receive sealants and other preventive services at school. If your school does not have a Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program encourage the school to participate.

Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Awardees Selecting an
Oral Health Program
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Activity Map

Sealant resources

Dental sealant resources to assist with development through implementation.   
Seal America:
The Prevention Invention
CDHP Sealant Workgroup Recommendations ADA Championing
Oral Health in Schools
Evidence-based Guidelines

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Oral Health Program (OHP) has received funding from state general purpose revenue (GPR) and Delta Dental of Wisconsin to support the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS) program. The Alliance is contracted by DHS to administer the SAS program. The Alliance and OHP work collaboratively to manage the entire program. Funding is awarded annually in July and request for proposals are released in April.

For more information about our oral health initiatives, please contact Matt Crespin at (414) 337-4562.

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