Rock River Healthy Smiles

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 3/15/2005
     Project End Date: 3/14/2006

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop a best practice model for the delivery of dental health education and dental health services for low income uninsured and underinsured residents in Dodge and Jefferson Counties by developing a free, sustainable dental clinic.

Award Amount: $42,658

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (DJHCP)
Additional community partner organization name(s):

  • City of Watertown Health Department
  • Dodge County Human Services and Health Department
  • Holt Dental Supply
  • Jefferson County Dental Society
  • Jefferson County Health Department
  • Marquette School of Dentistry
  • Plumber's Local 75
  • Rock River Free Clinic, Inc.
  • St. Vincent DePaul

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: David Schubot, PhD, Center for Science Education

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary March 2005 - March 2006
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    City of Watertown Health Department
    Dodge County Human Services and Health Department
    Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (DJHCP)
    Holt Dental Supply
    Jefferson County Health Department
    Marquette School of Dentistry
    Rock River Free Clinic, Inc.
    St. Vincent DePaul

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article in the Watertown Daily Times announcing the award and details of the project
    • Press release in Jefferson County newspapers
  • Media
    • Executive Director of Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership appeared on local television station promoting project
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed a Case Study Report compiling the information gathered during the project
  • Presentations
    • Presentation to Jefferson County Dental Society about the dental clinic and the project’s progress
    • Presentation to the Fort Healthcare Board of Directors identifying the need for a dental clinic to serve underserved populations in Jefferson County
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-955-8296
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