IDID Pipeline Initiative
The IDID Pipeline Initiative is a 501 c 3 program, created by Dr. Jeanette Sabir-Holloway to cultivate, nurture, and mentor underrepresented minority students attending college, for careers as dental professionals. Participation in this program should assist applicants in becoming more competitive and better prepared for dental school. The number of graduates of dental programs should reflect their representation in the population and the communities in which they will serve. For more information about the program, visit IDID’s website at ididpipeline.org.
Little Kids, Big Smiles
Sonrisa, a periodental spa, and IDID Institute Corp, a 501 c 3 whose mission is to create opportunities through workforce diversity, oral health literacy, and prevention that increase access to oral healthcare, thereby reducing disparities in healthcare, is proud to sponsor Little Kids, Big Smiles, Preschool Oral Health Program. The mission of this program is to improve the dental awareness, health, and knowledge of children. Brushing instructions, information about the use of fluoride and guidance for healthy food and drink choices help to reduce dental fear. Dental Screenings, and Fluoride Varnish applications are then provided. Sonrisa visits the preschool several times over the course of the semester, along with an after-school program to provide these benefits to school-age children as well.
Dental Screenings 2016!
During May 2016, Sonrisa team members, Dr. Beache, Lindsey, and Sylvie, partnered with Colgate, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Dental van to provide the children in our pre-school oral health program with dental screenings, dental referrals and hygiene goodie bags! Check out these adorable photos!
Dental Screenings 2014!
During May, Dr. Holloway, Dr. Jason, Lindsey and Colgate, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Dental van participated in dental screenings at multiple locations throughout Indianapolis, servicing children from 1 year – 15 years old! The children received dental screenings, referrals, educational materials and hygiene goodie bags! Check out these fun pictures!
Dental Screenings 2012!
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, Colgate Dental mobile came to help Sonrisa and Little Kids, Big Smiles provide dental screenings for the pre-school and after-school program.
Lessons in a Lunch Box
On April 29th 2014, Dr. Holloway, Dr. Towns, Lindsey and the SNDA Chapter dental students from IU School of Dentistry visited IPS School 15 to present 106 second grade students with the Lessons in a Lunch Box program! The students learned about plaque, a healthy diet, and how to brush and floss their teeth! At the conclusion of the program, they all received their very own lunch box filled with a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and diagrams to remind them how to brush, floss and have a healthy diet! At the end of the program, many of the children could see themselves becoming dentists!
Fluoride Day May 2016!
During May, Dr. Beache, Lindsey and Sylvie provided the children in our oral health program with fluoride varnish applications! Check out these photos of our fun day!
Fluoride Day December 2015!
This December, Dr. Beache, Dr. Towns and Lindsey provided the children in our oral health program with fluoride varnish applications! Here are some photos of the pre-school age children getting their fluoride!
Fluoride / Ortho Screening Days 2014!
Thanks to the generous donation of fluoride varnish from Patterson Dental, we were able to hold two fluoride varnish application days for the children in our oral health program this year! Dr. Holloway and Lindsey attended the school in December to provide this great benefit! Take a look at the pictures!