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School-Based Dental Sealants

Citrus County Health Department

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The School-Based Dental Sealant Program provides sealants and other preventative dental services to children unlikely to receive them otherwise. School-Based Sealant Programs are one of the leading evidence-based interventions to prevent tooth decay. These services are provided at Title I Schools throughout Citrus County by the Florida Department of Health.

What are dental sealants?

Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth to help prevent tooth decay.

Who qualifies for the program?

Preventative dental services will be provided to students in grades Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Sixth in Citrus County Title I Schools.

What services does the School-Based Dental Sealant Program Provide?

  • Dental health education
  • Dental screenings/assessments
  • Sealants if indicated
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Goodie bag with oral hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste etc.)
Who pays for the dental services?
  • If your child has Medicaid, then Medicaid will be billed.
  • If your child does not have Medicaid, then the dental program will cover the costs. 

How do we sign up?

  • Check with your child's school to find out when the Dental Sealant Program will be there.

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