Vermont’s Tooth Tutor program helps to ensure that every child has access to preventive, restorative and continuous care in a dental office. Schools choose to participate in the Tooth Tutor Program.
A dental professional will help the school nurse update dental information in each child's school health file, assisting families who currently do not have a dentist to find a dental home for their child/children and providing a free dental screening to these children upon request.
- Approximately half of all elementary schools, and all the Head Start programs in Vermont participate in the Tooth Tutor Program.
- Most of the Tooth Tutors are funded through Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) funds but some are funded through grants and foundations.
The Tooth Tutor also presents dental health education in the classroom, giving all students the opportunity to learn more about oral health.
See our Tooth Tutor videos at the Oral Health Media Center!
Start a Tooth Tutor program in your school
To start a Tooth Tutor program in your school, contact our Office of Oral Health:
Robin Miller, RDH, BA
Dental Health Education Coordinator
Office of Oral Health
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402