School Dental Outreach Program in Okaloosa County
Serving Longwood, Wright, Elliott Point and Edwins Elementary Schools
This preventive oral health program is provided for children at his/her school. The goal of this program is to teach each child how to properly clean his/her teeth, provide an oral assessment, if needed, dental prophylaxis (cleaning), fluoride varnish treatment and place protective sealants. Dental sealants are tooth-colored protective coatings on the chewing surfaces of healthy back teeth.
Permission is required from one parent or the legal guardian before a child can take part in this program. If permission is granted, the child will receive an oral assessment, dental sealants and fluoride varnish by a licensed dental hygienist . If children are covered by Medicaid, parents are asked to please provide the requested information on the attached forms. Children, who have submitted a parental consent, but are not covered by Medicaid, will receive the dental sealants and fluoride at no cost.
A licensed dental hygienist from North Florida Medical Centers will provide an assessment of the children’s teeth. Children are not given any sedatives, shots, medication or x-rays. If a child has cavities, s/he will need the cavities cared for in a dental office.
After a child is seen, a letter will be sent home describing what was done and what follow-up care is needed. This program should not replace a complete dental check-up in a dental office. If you have any questions, contact us at 850-508-0132.
If you would like your child to receive these services, you much complete both sides Sign and Return the consent forms to your child’s homeroom teacher. (links to left)