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Providing Oral Healthcare Access to People in Need 

As medical science is discovering the connection of oral health to systemic health, particularly in areas of cardiovascular health, management of diabetes, improvement of maternal health and pediatric health, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's community dental programs provide support to people who are most vulnerable.

Your gifts provide much needed dental care to children, expectant mothers, and adults throughout southeast Wisconsin. 



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Our Programs:

Ascension Seton Dental Clinic

Since its establishment in 2000, Ascension Seton Dental Clinic (formerly St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic) has become the primary source of free dental care for the uninsured and underinsured in Milwaukee.

Thanks to your generosity, more than 3,300 people received urgent, preventive, and prenatal oral health care at the clinic in 2016. 

Learn more about the clinic's history.



In our community, more than 60,000 children live in poverty and lack access to dental care. These children are at high risk for tooth decay, infection and dental pain that keeps them out of school.


In fact, dental pain is the leading cause of health-related school absenteeism. If children are not in school, they can't learn.

Smart Smiles provides students with screenings, teeth cleanings, application of fluoride and sealants, and oral health education. 

Because of you, we provide dental care to more than 12,000 children every year. 

Meet the Faces of Smart Smiles. 



Ascension Seton Mobile Dental Clinic

Of the 12,000 children we serve through our Smart Smiles Program - 40% need follow-up care, and more than 700 have urgent dental needs. In order to meet these urgent needs, we collaborated with community partners to establish southeast Wisconsin's first mobile dental clinic.  

The new Mobile Dental Clinic can serve 1,000 children annually who have a critical need for restorative dental care.

Read more about our Miles of Smiles campaign and its community partners. 




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