DELTA DENTAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA INVITES SCHOOLS TO ACCESS FREE VIRTUAL LAND OF SMILES® PROGRAM FOR KIDS
Program Features 15- or 30-Minute Videos and New Supplemental Classroom Curriculum
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2022) … February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Delta Dental of South Carolina is reminding area elementary schools about the availability of its free virtual Land of Smiles® program, which teaches good dental health habits to tens of thousands of South Carolina grade-school children each year. Teachers, school nurses and principals are encouraged to visit www.LandofSmilesProgram.org and click on the state of South Carolina to request access to the online program on a date and time that works for their students.
The virtual Land of Smiles® program – available in a 15- or 30-minute video format – is an engaging, interactive experience for students, as they learn to take care of their growing smiles, the best foods for healthy teeth and why it is important to visit the dentist.
Delta Dental of South Carolina also offers free “smile bags” to schools for students who participate in the program. Each bag includes a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss to help students practice the good dental health habits they learn.
The Land of Smiles® program also includes a brand-new, downloadable program curriculum that corresponds with the virtual experience. Developed with input from teachers and school nurses, while adhering to state oral health education standards, the curriculum provides lessons and activities to further educate students in grades K-3 about good oral health practices.
Delta Dental of South Carolina launched its innovative virtual program in September 2020. Since then, more than 97,000 students from 260 schools in 42 South Carolina counties have participated in the age-appropriate online program either in the classroom or through partial or full-time virtual learning. Those interested in learning more or scheduling the program in South Carolina can visit www.LandofSmilesProgram.org.
About Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of South Carolina is a trade name of Delta Dental of Missouri, a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, which operates in South Carolina under that name. It provides more than 330,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. It also provides access to affordable, high-quality vision care through group vision benefit plans. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. It also created the South Carolina Dental Care Resource Guide to help individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at www.DeltaDentalSC.com/ResourceGuide1. To learn more about the company, visit www.DeltaDentalSC.com.