Public Health Nursing

MPj04070860000[1].jpgSchool-based Dental Sealant Program

The Ohio Department of Health currently provides grant funds for school-based dental sealant programs. Southeastern Ohio has a high percentage of children from low-income families and limited access to dental care.

Following an assessment by a dentist, our team of one dental hygienist and one dental assistant, place sealants on childrens teeth. Children are assessed for other dental problems as well, and parents are notified that follow-up dental care is needed. Students are rescreened the following school year to ensure the integrity of the sealants previously placed and to place sealants on newly erupted teeth.

Contact: Call 454-9741 X 254.