Ready, Set, Smile

A nonprofit organization

47 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal


Welcoming.    Trusting.    Life-Changing.

Ready, Set, Smile has been delivering on-site dental treatment and health education to children from underserved communities in Minneapolis and surrounding area schools for the last seven years. A culturally-competent agency, Ready, Set, Smile partners with preschools and elementary schools to ensure that all children have access and resources to live productive lives. 

During the 2020-21 fiscal year schools shut down and our work was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This health crisis gave us clarity about the importance of our mission. We are reenergized and our Mission is more clear than ever - meeting low-resourced children where they are in their schools is the best practice for the population we serve. The pandemic uncovered many of the racial inequities in our healthcare system. We cannot help but connect the health disparities that our nonprofit fights with the hope that rises from our community’s actions for racial justice.

With your gift today, you will help strengthen the health of all children so they can grow up with confidence and live productive lives.  

Your Gift of Dental Health Today is a Gift of Healthy Living Tomorrow


From Dental Care to Healthy Living. We Create Bright Futures.
Dental decay, the most prevalent chronic childhood disease.
 100% preventable. 

Here's a reflection from one of Ready, Set, Smile's volunteer dentists:

"Ready Set Smile has helped to provide dental services and education for students at Ascension school who might not otherwise have access to dental care. 

The RSS mission is to help close the disparity gap by going directly into the schools where we can help kids in a non threatening environment.

Nothing is more rewarding than interacting with the children, listening to their stories and sharing smiles and high fives with them… especially with kids who were initially afraid to see us.

After placing six sealants and doing a Fluoride treatment, I heard about how one little girl’s mom makes the 'very best spaghetti in the world,' and before she left I was invited for dinner! And another little girl wanted me to come and meet her friendly pet snake!

RRS is committed to the mission to empower all children in our community to care for their dental health .. I’m proud to be able to help as a part of this organization."

Nancy Norling, DDS
November, 2021

Please help children receive dental health services by donating today. You can also choose to volunteer and/or if you are a dentist, have your dental practice join our Sponsor-A-School program. 

Thank you for making a positive difference in our children's lives. 

Adele Della Torre, DDS
Executive Director
Ready, Set, Smile 

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Ready, Set, Smile

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Health Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


3751 17th Ave S


612 721 6118

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