Smile Kentucky

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Smile Kentucky! originated in 2002 from an existing partnership between Louisville Water Company, Louisville Dental Society and UofL School of Dentistry.  The group wanted to make an impact on the health of the community’s children.  The funding for Smile Kentucky! comes from its steering committee, sponsors and grants.

In all over 600 volunteers make the program work - - from employees, dental students, local school systems, and dental supply companies.  Smile Kentucky! complements an effort by the American Dental Association to provide care to underserved children.

The Smile Kentucky! Steering Committee is made up of representatives from nine organizations (indicated in red).  The Committee meets throughout the year to select schools, recruit volunteers, secure supplies and more.

The Smile Kentucky! program is made possible by the following:

3M ESPE Dental Products

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky

American Dental Association

Avesis Incorporated

Bellarmine University

Bowman Insurance & Benefits Service

Brasseler USA

Bullitt Co. Health Department

Bullitt Co. Board of Education

Carestream Health (Kodak & Cooke-


Centrix Dental


Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals



Davis Electronics

Delta Dental of Kentucky


Dentsply Caulk

Dentsply Professional

Elizabethtown Rotary Club

Garrison Dental Solutions

GC America

Healthcare Practice Consultants

Henry County Cooperative Extension

Henry Schein / Sullivan Schein


Jefferson County Cooperative Extension

Kentucky Dental Association


Kentucky Dental Foundation

Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association

Louisville Dental Society

Louisville District Dental Hygienists’ Assoc.

Louisville Water Company

Managed Care of North America, Inc.

Microbrush Corporation

Northwest Area Health Education Center

Oldham County Cooperative Extension

Parker Hannifin Corp. - Porter Instruments

Passport Health Plan

Practiceworks, Inc.

Prospect-Goshen Rotary Club

Republic Bank

SDI / Southern Dental Industries


Shelby County Area Technology Center

Shelby County Cooperative Extension

Spencer County Cooperative Extension

Stockyards Bank

Texas Roadhouse

Trimble County Cooperative Extension

Ultradent Products, Inc.

UofL School of Dentistry

U.S. Bank

Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary, Inc.

VOCO America, Inc.

WaterPik Technologies

Whip Mix Corp.