This is a program that promotes the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits for good oral health.
This program is offered both to patients in the dental clinic and to families in the community. It is administered by the team of dentists, hygienists, and volunteers of Sourires Solidaires.
In Quebec, despite universal coverage of dental care for children aged 0 to 9, cavities are the most common disease.
In children, untreated dental cavities cause pain, abscesses, as well as speech and nutrition problems that can affect their self-esteem.
Each year in Quebec, more than 5,000 children undergo general anesthesia for the treatment of cavities.
Like Lilya, 42% of children experience cavities on their teeth before they even start kindergarten. Also, 90% of them are either from low-income families, ethnic minorities or are new immigrants.
The Center was designed to receive groups of children from schools or nurseries. It is used to make them aware of good oral hygiene habits while familiarizing them with the clinic’s spaces and equipment.
A dental hygienist gives individualized training to both children and parents. Hygiene techniques and nutritional advice are also given for children suffering from serious dental cavity problems.
Clinic interns and volunteers get involved by participating in various events in the community.
Ce formulaire et destiné aux écoles et garderies qui souhaitent participer aux ateliers éducatifs de la clinique Sourires Solidaires.