Community Dentistry

  • The Community Dentistry Program is provided by Finger Lakes Community Health. The primary focus of the dental program is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible dental services to children. Target populations are children in non-fluoridated and underserved areas. All sites are approved by the New York State Department of Health prior to dental services.

    No one is obligated to use these dental services. Families that have a dental home are encouraged to continue care with them.

    Dental forms to begin care with the Community Dentistry Program are sent home and available in the school health office. The forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian in order for the student to be treated. Forms may be returned to the health office.

    A free dental exam, screening, dental cleaning, fluoride varnish, home-care instructions, and a toothbrush and floss are provided to each child. Dental sealants will be offered if the child is in need of them on their six-year and 12-year molars (grown-up teeth) to protect them from decay. Simple fillings may be provided by the dentist with parental consent.

    If you have any questions or concerns, call your school nurse.