Innis Community Health Center
Project Title: Building Tomorrow's Smiles
Grant Period: 05/01/2009 – 04/30/2012
Program Representative Interviewed: Linda Matessino, Executive Director
Location: Innis, Louisiana
Program Overview: This program sought to enhance oral health for Medicaid infants and
toddlers in rural Louisiana. The program provided early intervention, such as oral exams and fluoride
varnish applications, to children between the ages of six months and three years and educated parents about
the importance of oral healthcare. The program also provided educational services to dentists practicing in
Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Read about Arbor Family Health (formerly Innis Community Health Center) and its School-Based
Health Center Dental Outreach in RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations.
Models Represented by this Program: