Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance… More »

Poor oral health habits for Illinois children of all ages could be contributing to tooth decay. In fact, 35 percent of Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past 12 months.1 Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Land of Smiles program will visit pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to teach… More »

This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of… More »

“Land of Smiles,” one of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s signature programs,  the importance of maintaining good oral health habits through an interactive and educational show. Today marks the last show of the 2016-17 school year for this highly entertaining program.  During the 2016-17 school year, the “Land of Smiles” program visited nearly 165 Illinois… More »

Sporting a sparkly silver and green robe and wielding a giant toothbrush as his wand, Tooth Wizard will help students defeat the evil PlaqueMan, at schools throughout Illinois. The wizard hero will lead the students on a journey into the “Land of Smiles,” the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation program that teaches pre-kindergarten through third… More »

Dental health problems cause children between 5 and 17 years old to lose nearly two million school days each year nationwide.1  In Illinois, 23 percent children ages 6 to 12 missed school last year due to an oral health problem.2  In an effort to teach young children cavity-fighting oral health habits to keep them in… More »

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease,1 and more than half of Illinois third graders have had at least one cavity.2 In an effort to teach young children cavity-fighting oral health habits, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s “Land of Smiles” program will visit elementary schools throughout Illinois. The highly entertaining and educational… More »

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s “Land of Smiles” program kicked off in January and has been teaching cavity fighting habits to pre-kindergarten through third-grade students with their highly entertaining show.

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Land of Smiles” program began traveling across the state this month to teach cavity-fighting habits to pre-kindergarten through third-grade students. During the highly entertaining and educational program, provided free to schools by the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, students learn how to properly remove plaque from teeth to fight… More »