Promote habits of hygiene and nutrition and the prevention of dental caries in preschool children of kindergartens is the aim of Sowing Smiles, dental health program that was launched by President Bachelet and that this year there will be over 210 thousand boys and girls.
What is the program?
Consists in the examination of health, education, technique of brushing, in addition to application 2 times per year Fluoride Varnish and delivery pastes and brushes teeth.
Who are the beneficiaries?
The program will be held in rooms cot, kindergartens, and educational establishments to boys and girls between 2 years and 5 years, 11 months years who attend kindergartens of JUNJI and INTEGRA, and educational institutions Municipal and Private Subsidized.
What will be the coverage of the program?
At the end of the presidential period is expected a coverage target of 400 thousand boys and girls, expected to run to 40% during 2015.
In the first quarter of 2015, 1467 educational establishments of the country (kindergartens, schools and municipal) have given a start to this strategy of attention. This, through 326 communes involved.