Dental Clinic at Marion County Public Health Department

Good oral health is important to your child's good overall health!

At I-Smile, we help connect Iowa's children with the dental services they need to grow up happy and healthy.

What is I-Smile™?

The I-Smile™ program’s mission is to increase the number of children in Iowa with a dental home. 

Who qualifies?

Children ages 0-21 and pregnant women

What services does I-Smile™ provide?

I-Smile™ can work with your family to provide the following services:

  • Help finding a dentist for your family

  • Dental screenings

  • Fluoride varnish treatments

  • Dental sealants

  • Nutritional and oral hygiene education

  • Dental prophies (cleanings)

  • Dental insurance and medical insurance information as well as presumptive eligibility (Hawk-i and Medicaid coverage to those that qualify)

  • Relief from barriers to receiving dental treatment (transportation information, cost, fear, etc)

  • Free dental supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, Xylitol gum, flossers)

When should I find a dentist for my child?
By age one

When should I find a dentist if I am pregnant?
As soon as you can.  A healthy mouth is essential for a healthy pregnancy!

Who can I contact to find out more information about
I-Smile™ or schedule an appointment?
Melissa Woodhouse, RDH, I-Smile™ Coordinator
641-828-2238 ext 161

Counties served include:
Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Ringgold, and Wayne Counties. Call to find out when we are in your county and schedule an appointment to see us!


About Us


Contact Us

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442