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The Milton Town School District is part of the Vermont 802 Smiles Network in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health.  The grant-funded program is in its second year here in Milton. 

Milton’s 2023-2024 program is staffed by a part-time, supervised Registered Dental Hygienist who works with the School Nurses.

Milton’s Dental Hygienist will be involved in the following activities this year: 

  • Providing dental health education classroom sessions 
  • Distributing toothbrushes, toothpaste and flossers/floss
  • Offering dental screenings and individual oral hygiene instruction
  • Referring students to a dentist
  • Assisting families in finding a dentist 
  • Offering fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and silver diamine fluoride (SDF) when indicated and with parent/guardian permission.  Click here for information from the VT Dept of Health

A dental screening is really helpful:

  • If your child(ren) has not visited a dentist for over a year
  • If you do not have a family dentist and/or would like assistance finding a dentist who will accept your dental insurance program
  • If you do not have dental insurance
  • If you are interested in having your child(ren) receive some school-based services  

Kindergarten through 12th Grade online dental screening permission form:


PreSchool online dental screening permission form:

Here’s the Vermont Department of Health’s 5-minute video overview of the statewide program, with different tiers of service, depending on the school district. 

The 802 Smiles Network is a partnership between the school community, dental professionals, the Agency of Education, and the Vermont Department of Health.

The goal is to improve the oral health of all Vermont kids.