Start School Smiling


Welcome to the Alberta Dental Association and College’s (ADA&C) Start School Smiling campaign!

Start School Smiling is designed to promote dental health to all Grade One students. Volunteer ADA&C member dentists will provide a free examination, with bitewing x-rays if needed, from September 15 to October 31, 2018.

There is no cost to you to participate in Start School Smiling — simply book an exam for your Grade One child with a participating practice within that time frame.

Below is the list of the participating practices, sorted aphabetically, by city. Simply find a participating practice near you, and then call their office to book the exam for your Grade One child with between September 15 – October 31.

Developing good oral health habits early can last a lifetime! And we’d like to help find a dental home for your child, if they do not already have one.

or Grade One Teachers!

We’ve created an Oral Health Education Program that we want to share with you should you decide to use it in your classroom.

Happy Teeth! helps children ages 4 through 7 develop good oral health habits that can last a lifetime!

This program:

Helps children ages 4 through 7 understand the importance of their teeth.
Provides basic information about keeping teeth clean and healthy.
Introduces the dentist as a friendly doctor who helps them take care of their teeth.
Download the Happy Teeth! Program here.

We have also made available the print materials that were mailed out to Schools, see below to:
*Download the Letter to Parents
*Download the Start School Smiling Colouring Sheet

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