Land of Smiles, an interactive oral health educational program, furthers the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's mission by teaching Illinois children how to properly care for their teeth. During the program, students help Tooth Wizard defeat his nemesis PlaqueMan by learning the habits needed to have healthy smiles. In addition to oral health lessons, children who participate in Land of Smiles receive an oral health kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a booklet packed with oral health tips. Schools receive a curriculum kit to help educators reinforce good oral health habits with students throughout the year.
The $100,000 annual Wisdom Tooth Award recognizes one Illinois nonprofit organization that has made a significant impact on improving the oral health of Illinois children.
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation offers oral health supplies, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste, as well as oral health brochures and Teeth on the Go educational kits as gifts in-kind. An oral health kit includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a quick guide for oral healthcare filled with tips for parents and caregivers in both English and Spanish.