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:
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.
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.
Holly Jorgensen, RDH
Dr. Tim Holland, DDS