St. Bernadette Community Clinic
Louisiana Seals Smiles - Volunteers Needed
The State Oral Health Program is preparing to start back up the Louisiana Seals Smiles program, the free school-based dental sealant program for 2nd and 6th graders in LA. The Louisiana Seals Smiles program targets schools where 50% or more students are on the free or reduced lunch program.
At this time we are in need of volunteer dentists and hygienists to help us deliver this program. We are happy to accept volunteers on a short term or long term basis. Volunteers who wish to provide their services at multiple sealant days will have the option to establish a contract with the State for reimbursement of their services. The reimbursement rate is $50/hr for dentists, $30/hr for hygienists. The process of writing and approving contracts through the State is presently taking approximately 3 months to complete. Once a contract has been approved, the Program can reimburse for services delivered after the approval date. No retrospective payments will be made for services rendered prior to contract approval.
The Program requires dentists to assist the program with the screening portion of the Louisiana Seals Smiles program, and hygienists to apply the dental sealants either on the same day as the conduction of the screenings or shortly thereafter.
The Oral Health Program is responsible for arranging all of the logistical support (this includes supplies and equipment) for the delivery of the sealant program. Additionally, the Oral Health Program will collect the necessary written consent forms. The Program is in compliance with the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry's Mobile Dentistry rules.
The Program does not bill Medicaid at this time for any services.
If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail
or call 225-342-9047 with your availability. The Oral Health Program will contact those interested regarding delivery dates for schools.
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