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Waukesha Smiles: Dental Outreach to Low-income Waukesha Children

This study has been completed.
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Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2008
Last updated: September 3, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
The Waukesha Smiles Project will compare approaches to improve oral health habits and increase access to basic dental care for low-income children in Waukesha, Wisconsin through a school-based outreach program of oral health promotion, screening and referral.

Condition Intervention
Dental Caries
Behavioral: Educational Intervention
Behavioral: Referral Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Waukesha Smiles: Dental Outreach to Low-income Waukesha Children

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Further study details as provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved oral health status of subjects as measured by caries index [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1--Educational Intervention
Students in this arm will receive several in-class educational modules on basic oral health topics.
Behavioral: Educational Intervention
students in this arm will receive several oral health educational modules in class
Active Comparator: 2--Referral intervention
Parents of student subjects will receive assistance in accessing oral health care for their child
Behavioral: Referral Intervention
Parents of enrolled children will receive assistance in accessing oral health care for their child

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 3rd grade student (school year 2007-2008) in one of 9 selected Waukesha School District schools serving a population with high poverty rates

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive delay that would prohibit student from giving meaningful assent to participation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00703001

United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Kenneth G Schellhase, MD MPH Medical College of Wisconsin
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD; Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT00703001     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007I-45
Study First Received: June 19, 2008
Last Updated: September 3, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017