Waushara County Health Department to offer free dental program

Waushara County Health Department is offering a preventative dental sealant program to home school families in Waushara County. This program is funded by the Wisconsin Seal-a-Smile program and is provided at no cost to the public. Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth (the molars and premolars) to protect them from decay. Placing dental sealants is painless and does not require drilling or numbing medications. In most dental clinics, a sealant can cost between $40 and $60 per tooth. Throughout the school year, the Health Department visits several schools in the county and sets up a mobile dentistry unit. The program includes: assessment of teeth, sealants, a fluoride treatment, and oral health education. On average, our dental program sees 500-600 students each school year. On Monday, June 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, the Health Department will host a dental clinic program for Waushara County families with children that go to a parochial school or are home schooled. The program is located at the Waushara County Health Department on 230 W. Park Street in Wautoma. This program will be offered for children in grades K-8th.  Each appointment will last approximately 10-20 minutes.   Please call the Health Department at 920-787-6590 to schedule an appointment with the dental hygienist.