Skippy (San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program) is a school-based, oral health program serving children ages 0-18 throughout San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose & Delta counties twice every school year, since 2008.
Services include: sealants, fluoride treatment, cleaning, oral health exam and dental hygiene instruction.
Signing up – Each fall, participating schools send a Skippy Consent Form home with every student. After a parent or guardian completes and returns the form to the school, their child is ready to attend the Skippy Fall and Spring clinics.
Clinic day – A Skippy Navigator escorts each child from their classroom to the clinic room and in about 30 minutes your child will be on their way back to class having received all the appropriate dental services.
Following up – Your child will come home with a “Skippy” bag containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a form letting you know the outcome of their exam.
Skippy was selected to participate in a new dental grant through Caring for Colorado Foundation. Through this funding we expanded our tried and true Skippy services and plus-ed them to include an exam by a supervising dentist, deeper cleanings, X-rays, intraoral imaging technology, and restorative care, including Interim therapeutic restoration and fillings. All of these enhanced services added up to Skippy+. Schools currently participating in Skippy+ include schools in the counties of San Miguel, Ouray and the Westend of Montrose. Watch for an update when we begin to offer Skippy+ in your child’s school!
Signing Up for Services
Each fall participating schools send home a Skippy Consent Form with each student. After a parent/guardian completes one form per child, the form is returned to school. The enrolled child will attend both the Fall and Spring Skippy clinics that year. A Consent Form is good for one school year, so sign up at the beginning of each school year!
Download a Skippy Consent Form
Check back in September 2017 for our 2017-2018 school year Skippy Consent Forms!
• Skippy is modeled from the successful ForsythKids “Comprehensive Caries Prevention Program” – a national model for improving oral health care in schools created by the Forsyth Institute, Boston.
• In 2011, Skippy received Colorado recognition by receiving the “Innovative School-Based Health Intervention” award from the Colorado Association of School-Based Healthcare out of 47 Colorado school-based healthcare centers.
• Skippy is the only school-based oral health program in Colorado that participates in an ongoing clinical outcome study conducted by an independent clinical research organization.
We know that it is difficult for parents and guardians to arrange dental care for their children. Whether it’s lack of insurance, the cost of dental care, no transportation or you are unable to take the time off of work, Skippy is designed to reduce the burdens associated with your child’s oral healthcare. With our advancement, Skippy+ brings the dental clinic to the child.