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Smile Kentucky! originated in 2002 from an existing partnership between Louisville Water Company, Louisville Dental Society and UofL School of Dentistry. The group wanted to make an impact on the health of the community’s children. The funding for Smile Kentucky! comes from its steering committee, sponsors and grants.
In all over 600 volunteers make the program work - - from employees, dental students, local school systems, and dental supply companies. Smile Kentucky! complements an effort by the American Dental Association to provide care to underserved children.The Smile Kentucky! Steering Committee is made up of representatives from nine organizations (indicated in red). The Committee meets throughout the year to select schools, recruit volunteers, secure supplies and more.
The Smile Kentucky! program is made possible by the following:
3M ESPE Dental Products
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
American Dental Association
Bowman Insurance & Benefits Service
Bullitt Co. Health Department
Bullitt Co. Board of Education
Carestream Health (Kodak & Cooke-
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Elizabethtown Rotary Club
Garrison Dental Solutions
Healthcare Practice Consultants
Henry County Cooperative Extension
Henry Schein / Sullivan Schein
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension
Kentucky Dental Association
Kentucky Dental Foundation
Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association
Louisville Dental Society
Louisville District Dental Hygienists’ Assoc.
Louisville Water Company
Managed Care of North America, Inc.
Northwest Area Health Education Center
Oldham County Cooperative Extension
Parker Hannifin Corp. - Porter Instruments
Passport Health Plan
Prospect-Goshen Rotary Club
SDI / Southern Dental Industries
Shelby County Area Technology Center
Shelby County Cooperative Extension
Spencer County Cooperative Extension
Trimble County Cooperative Extension
Ultradent Products, Inc.
UofL School of Dentistry
Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary, Inc.
VOCO America, Inc.
Whip Mix Corp.