The Network is partnering with the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Count ME In!on a pilot project in nine elementary schools focused on increasing coordination among medical and oral health providers, schools and families to strengthen student oral health support and reduce chronic school absenteeism. Count ME In! is a non-profit with the mission of reducing chronic school absenteeism. Chronic and acute health conditions affect school attendance and performance and dental pain is one of the major causes for children missing school.