About Us

Our goals are to promote healthy smiles!

Power of preventive dental care!

Let’s Smile, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization based in Steele County since January 2013. Our mission is to provide, promote, educate, and empower families about eliminating oral diseases in children and adolescents through the power of preventive dental care.
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The daily reality for children with untreated oral disease is persistent pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, embarrassment of discolored or damaged teeth and distraction from play and learning.
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Let’s Smile, Inc.’s purpose is to change lives by improving access to clinical preventive oral health care, increase oral health literacy, and raise awareness about the importance of oral health’s impact on overall health, especially to those most vulnerable.
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Let’s Smile, Inc.’s preventive clinical dental services provide children up to the age of 19 years old that do not have private dental insurance access to care by outreaching to schools, preschools, day cares, and Head Start programs with our mobile dental services. We provide a Basic Screening Survey that includes an oral cancer screening, checks for untreated decay, evaluates the development of teeth, and overall oral health.
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A professional dental cleaning by a Collaborative Registered Dental Hygienist removes the plaque, bacteria, germs, and stains off the teeth that may cause tooth decay and oral infections. Fluoride treatments are also applied to strengthen the enamel of the teeth. We work as a liaison for referrals to general dentists or specialists.
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Let’s Smile, Inc. enjoys promoting the importance of good oral health habits to maintain a healthy mouth through classroom presentations and health fairs.
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Oral diseases are progressive and cumulative in nature if left untreated. The lack of dental health care to low income families contribute to more complex and difficult oral health issues, and if left untreated, are found to be more difficult and expensive to manage over time. The good news is that the majority of oral diseases are also preventable.
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Your tax deductible donation helps spread smiles in our community. Because of your contribution to Let’s Smile, Inc., the delivery of oral health education and preventive dental services is able to impact many vulnerable children and teens in our community.

 

Let’s Smile, Inc.’s services align with the Minnesota Child and Teen Checkup standards.

Minnesota Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)

 

  • Let’s Smile, Inc. is a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) Critical Dental Access destination
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. serves on the Early Childhood Coalition in Owatonna, MN.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. is a member of the SEMCAC Head Start Health/Special Services Advisory Board for SE Minnesota Counties.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. advocates for the dental community by participating on the Community Services Coordination Team in Steele County.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. has a partnership with America’s ToothFairy, which is the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
  • Let’s Smile, Inc. has a partnership with Minnesota’s Oral Health Coalition.

 

Holly Jorgensen, Collaborative RDH

Holly Jorgensen is the Executive Director and Founder of Let’s Smile, Inc. She is a licensed registered dental hygienist since 1994 and a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Her work experience has brought her into dental care offices and working in public health. Holly has provided classroom and community dental presentations for over 20 years. She has volunteered for many years with the Give Kids A Smile Program and is an active member of the SEMCAC Head Start Health Advisory Board for SE Minnesota Counties.

Board of Directors

Executive Chair                  Holly Jorgensen, Collaborative RDH
Chair                                     Dom Korbel
Vice Chair                            Cassie Gilgenbach
Treasurer                             Tavis Schmidt
Secretary                              Elizabeth Veldman
Member                                Tom Gebur
Collaborative Dentist         Dr. Tim Holland, DDS