Let’s Smile, Inc. aligns with the Minnesota Child and Teen Dental Checkup Standards and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT). We are committed to promoting optimal oral health among low-income children and teens through a range of preventive and restorative measures.

Oral Evaluations and Assessments

  • Conducting a thorough examination of oral health
  • Assessment of dental concerns and conditions
  • Utilization of X-rays and intra-oral pictures for diagnostic purposes
  • Detection of infections in gum tissues
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Retention checks for sealants

Preventive Procedures


  • Dental prophylaxis: Removal of oral plaque, calculus, stains, and bacteria causing cavities and infections.
  • Fluoride Varnish Treatment: Strengthening enamel to prevent cavities.
  • Sealants: Non-invasive procedure forming a protective barrier on permanent molars, reducing food entrapment and bacterial growth.

Oral Health Education


  • Providing valuable information to promote awareness and understanding of oral health practices.

Communication and Follow-Up


  • Regular communication and follow-up with schools and parents/guardians to ensure continuity of care for children.

Follow-Up Dental Restorative Treatments

Non-Surgical Extraction: 

  • Performace of non-surgical extractions for specific diseased teeth

Resorative Treatments: 

  • Fillings to address decay
  • Application of Silver Diamide Fluride (SDF) as a non-invasive treatment
  • Utilization of stainless steel crowns for extensive decay
  • Use of nitrous oxide as needed for patient comfort during dental procedures

Collaborating Community Partners

Let’s Smile, Inc. actively collaborates with organizations at the national, state, and local levels, fostering impactful relationships to enhance oral health initiatives.

At the national level, we are proud members of the American Dental Hygienists Association and maintain a valuable partnership with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.

On the state level, Let’s Smile, Inc. is recognized as an approved critical access dental provider by the state of Minnesota and actively contributes as a member of the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition. Our involvement extends to serving on the SEMCAC Head Start Health Advisory Board for southeastern Minnesota counties. Furthermore, our participation in the Minnesota Department of Health’s Dental Sealant Program demonstrates our commitment to statewide oral health initiatives.

Locally, Let’s Smile, Inc. is engaged in community partnerships. We are a member of the Community Services Coordination Team of Steele County and actively participate in annual events such as Project Community Connect in Steele County and Owatonna Community Education’s Family Festival.

Let’s Smile, Inc. collaborates with 27 schools in our service area of Southeastern Minnesota, establishing impactful school-based dental clinics that go beyond traditional dental care. Our collaborative approach involves close coordination with school administrators, social workers, nurses, and support staff to seamlessly integrate our services into the school environment. By setting up dental clinics within the school premises, we eliminate barriers to access and provide convenient oral health care for low-income children and teens.

By fostering strong relationships with schools and co-locating within a community-based building, we aim to create a supportive environment that prioritizes the oral health and overall well-being, contributing to a healthier and more empowered community.

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Covid-19 Information

Let’s Smile follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations.