Norwood Smiles Oral Health Program
Norwood Smiles, Town of Norwood Oral Health Program: A Partnership between the Health and School Departments
Mark Stone, DMD, Clinic Dentist
Norwood Public Schools
Jill Driscoll, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN, Nurse Leader
Jennifer Bartucca, Admin Assistant
Phone 781-762-1240 x171
Childhood dental decay can hinder kids' ability to learn and advance in school. It also affects some of the most basic activities in life like speaking and eating. Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, but fortunately, it is almost entirely preventable. Dental decay is a bacterial infection and left untreated can lead to missed school days, poor performance and life-long health problems like heart disease. Early childhood screening, dental sealants and fluoride treatments are all very effective methods to prevent dental disease in children. Oral health is a critical part of your child’s overall health.
The Norwood Health Department in partnership with the Schools offers the Norwood Smiles program. This program builds upon our former oral health program provided by the Town. The program has two phases. First, students receive basic oral health screening exams in the schools. The results of the screening exams are sent home and families can take advantage of our unique opportunity to receive basic dental care through the Norwood Smiles Program. Basic dental care includes cleanings, sealants, x-rays and fluoride treatments, for grades 1-6. The services are provided by a contracted pediatric dentist, Mark Stone DMD, MScD in his Norwood Office at 761 Washington Street. If there is no dental insurance, the Norwood Smiles Program will cover the cost of basic dental care as well as any co-pays and/or deductibles. If you do have insurance, your insurance company will be billed for the service by Dr. Stone’s office.