to oral health care
The SMILES Dental Project® – Spanning Miles in Linking Everyone to Services – is creating opportunities for more Coloradans to get the dental care they need by reducing or eliminating barriers to care through integrating dental hygienists into community spaces across the state.
A Virtual Dental Home model, SMILES uses telehealth technology that enables dental hygienists to deliver dental care in rural, underserved communities under the supervision of a dentist who may be miles away in another community.
This website serves as a roadmap to support communities in implementing the SMILES Dental Project. Each chapter provides information and resources for communities as they embark upon this journey.