Our goals are to promote healthy smiles!

The daily reality for children with untreated oral disease is persistent pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, embarrassment of discolored or damaged teeth and distraction from play and learning.

 

Oral diseases are progressive and cumulative in nature if left untreated. The lack of dental health care to low income families contribute to more complex and difficult oral health issues, and if left untreated, are found to be more difficult and expensive to manage over time. The good news is that the majority of oral diseases are also preventable.

 

Let’s Smile, Inc.’s services align with the Minnesota Child and Teen Checkup standards.

 

Minnesota Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)

 

Schedule of Age-Related Dental Standards

In keeping with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendations, a child’s first examination should be completed at the eruption of the first tooth in the mouth or no later than 12 months of age. Repeat every 6 months or as indicated by the child’s risk status/susceptibility to disease.

 

Let’s Smile, Inc. promotes and educates the link between oral health and overall health by providing the following the C& TC Guidelines:

  1. The child’s history, clinical findings and susceptibility to oral disease will determine the timing, selection and frequency.
  2. When systemic fluoride exposure is suboptimal; up to at least 14 years of age it will be applied.
  3. Appropriate discussion and counseling will be an integral component of each visit.
  4. At every visit; initially discuss appropriate feeding practices, then the role of refined carbohydrates and frequency of snacking in caries development and obesity.
  5. Will include counseling on toys, pacifiers, car seat use and passenger restraints, routine playing, sports and mouth guards. Will include counseling on the additional need for sucking; fingers vs pacifiers, then the need to wean from the habit before malocclusion or skeletal dysplasia occurs. For school -aged children and adolescents, counsel regarding habits such as nail biting, clenching and grinding.

 

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We provide preventative dental services to the under-served children up to the age of 19 years old that do not have private dental insurance and are experiencing difficulties accessing dental care in a traditional setting.

  • Let’s Smile, Inc. serves on the Early Childhood Coalition in Owatonna, MN.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. is a member of   the SEMCAC Head Start Health/Special   Services Advisory Board for SE Minnesota Counties.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. advocates for the dental community by participating on the Community Services Coordination Team in Steele County.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. has a partnership with America’s ToothFairy, which is the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. has a partnership with the Minnesota’s Oral Health Coalition.

 

Holly Jorgensen, RDH

 

Holly Jorgensen is the Executive Director and Founder of Let's Smile, Inc. She is a licensed and collaborative registered dental hygienist since 1994 and is also a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Her work experience has brought her into dental care offices and working in public health. Holly has provided classroom and community dental presentations for over 20 years. She has volunteered for many years with the Give Kids A Smile Program and is an active member of the SEMCAC Head Start Health Advisory Board for SE Minnesota Counties.

 

Holly has lead Let's Smile, Inc. into serving Southeastern Minnesota in collaboration with SEMCAC (South East Minnesota Citizens Action Council) Head Start, SEMCAC Early Head Start, ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education, Blooming Prairie Schools, NRHEG Schools, and Owatonna Schools.

 

Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dental Checkup Verbally refer the child for their first dental examination at the time of the eruption of the first tooth in the mouth or no later than one year of age. An oral exam is performed as part of the physical exam at every C&TC screening. The health history information gathered from the parent or guardian during the C&TC screening or at a dental visit will help determine a child’s carries risk status. A child should see a dentist every 6 months or as indicated by the child’s risk status/susceptibility to disease.

Execcutive Chair

Chair

Vice Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Member

Collaborative Dentist

 

Holly Jorgensen, RDH

Dom Korbel

Cindy Rossow

Tavis Schmidt

Elizabeth Veldman

Tom Gebur

Dr. Tim Holland, DDS

 

 Let's Smile, Inc.

Holly Jorgensen, Collaborative Registered Dental Hygienist & Executive Director

 1280 Cottage Lane SE | Owatonna, MN 55060 | 507.363.3023 | letssmile@outlook.com