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No direct dental care is provided at the health department. However, a dental educator teaches the "Friends for Life Program". The purpose of the program is to introduce lifestyle changes to children and others which decrease the chances of tooth decay and serve as a point of intervention for those children not accustomed to regular dental care.
American Dental Association Web site: http://www.ada.org
During a series of three visits to the classroom, each lasting about 45 minutes, a dental educator presents lessons and gives demonstrations in the following areas:
During the first visit, each child will receive a free toothbrush and dental education.
For daycare facilities:
The dental educator will come to the facility for one lesson and demonstration in the following areas:
These are usually scheduled in the summer months when school is out.
For nursing homes:
The dental educator will come to the facility for an hour presentation for the employees concerning dental care for the elderly. These are usually scheduled in the summer months when school is out.
Any school, daycare, or nursing home representative is eligible to schedule an appointment.
No fee is charged
Monday through Friday
How to make an appointment
Services are provided by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. For day cares and nursing homes, appointments are usually scheduled in the summer months. Telephone number is (405) 258-2640.
Dental educator comes to the facility for the presentation.
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