Healthy Smiles

Well-AHead LouisIana PromotEs healthy smiles in louisiana schools

In partnership with the Student Alliance Council, Well-Ahead Louisiana collaborated with East Baton Rouge high schools to promote the importance of oral health to students.  The SAC is comprised of two student representatives from eight East Baton Rouge public high schools.  SAC members are responsible for educating their peers about chosen health topics during the school year.

In February, SAC members participated in an oral health promotion poster project!  This project tasked SAC members to use their influential voices to create and display oral health messaging throughout their schools for an entire week.  Check out the posters at Broadmoor High School, Woodlawn High School, and Scotlandville High School below! 

Scotlandville High School: 


Broadmoor High School:


Woodlawn High School:


Soon, the Oral Health Coalition will choose a poster winner.  The winner will receive the opportunity to attend a national oral health conference. 

Did you know?

  • 18.6% of students ages 5-19 have untreated dental caries. 
  • Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in the back teeth where nine out of ten cavities occur. 

JOIN OUR ORAL HEALTH COALITION!

Are you passionate about oral health? Email wellahead@la.gov to learn how you can get involved in Louisiana's Oral Health Coalition.  Together, we can move Louisiana's health forward.