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Oral Health Program
The School Based Oral Health Program provides preventive oral health services to DC Public Schools (DCPS), DC Public Charter Schools (DCPCS) elementary school students and Head Start Centers/Early Child Learning Centers who presented their signed parental consent forms. Schools that are allowed to participate in the program must have at least 50% of its student population enrolled in the National Free or Reduced Lunch Program.
Dental services are provided in two schools simultaneously using portable dental units. Also oral health literacy and oral health education and promotions sessions and counseling are provided to schools by an Oral Health Educator. Students who need more invasive care are referred to dental clinics and dental offices for further treatment. The School Based oral Health Program allows students enrolled in these selected schools that meet this criteria with necessary dental services to which they had limited or no access.
- Sealant Application
- Fluoride Treatment
- Dental Screenings & Dental prophylaxis (cleanings)
- Oral Health Literacy, Education & Promotion
- Dental referrals