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ND Dental – School-Based Fluoride Varnish Program

School-Based Fluoride Varnish & Sealant Program
Health and Human Services North Dakota

In 2012, the Oral Health Program implemented the SEAL!ND School-based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program. Public health dental hygienists visit schools two times a year (fall and spring) and provide direct preventive services, under a standing order of a dentist. Services include oral health education, a dental screening, and dental sealant and fluoride varnish application. A parent/guardian signed consent form is required to participate in the SEAL!ND fluoride varnish and dental sealant program. An oral hygiene bag consisting of a result sheet (what the child had done), toothbrush, toothpaste and floss will be provided to each child that is seen. In addition to SEAL!ND, supported by the North Dakota Department of Health, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, in partnership with Bridging the Dental Gap, also provides an oral health prevention program and has participated in a school-based sealant program in the past.

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