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  • Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program

    In the Community

    Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year.1 Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.2,3 In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem last year. 4 To help kids learn about the importance of good oral health and how to fight tooth decay, two costumed characters — Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan — will put on a fun

  • Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard
    Sep. 13, 2017

    Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard

    In the Community

    This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of... More »

  • Land of Smiles: Recap for the 2016-17 School Year
    Mar. 31, 2017

    Land of Smiles: Recap for the 2016-17 School Year

    In the Community

    “Land of Smiles,” one of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's signature programs,  the importance of maintaining good oral health habits through an interactive and educational show. Today marks the last show of the 2016-17 school year for this highly entertaining program.  During the 2016-17 school year, the “Land of Smiles” program visited nearly 165 Illinois... More »

  • Land of Smiles Begins for the 2016-17 School Year
    Oct. 3, 2016

    Land of Smiles Begins for the 2016-17 School Year

    In the Community

    Sporting a sparkly silver and green robe and wielding a giant toothbrush as his wand, Tooth Wizard will help students defeat the evil PlaqueMan, at schools throughout Illinois. The wizard hero will lead the students on a journey into the “Land of Smiles,” the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation program that teaches pre-kindergarten through third... More »