Dental Health Program

The Dental Health Program is a prevention-oriented program, provided by the Department of Health, Public Health Dental Hygienists who are educated licensed professionals. There are four parts this program.

Dental Health Education

The Dental Hygienist provides classroom education appropriate to grade level. Education is also provided for parents, faculty, and other school groups.

Dental Health Screening

The screening focuses attention on wellness and health promoting preventive services. If dental concerns are found, parents will be notified. This screening does not take the place of regular 6 month dental checkups.

Dental Sealant Program*

This program is offered at no cost to the city's public school second grade students. Dental sealants are thin, protective plastic coatings applied to fully erupted, healthy, permanent molars. Sealants fill the groves on the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent
cavities.

Dental Services For Students

The Stamford Health Department operates six licensed Dental Clinics. The Public Health Dental Hygienists offer the following preventive services:

  • Assessment
  • *Sealants
  • X-Rays
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatments

By promoting preventives services, the program focuses attention on wellness and health. Dolan students can receive care at Toquam and KT Murphy Schools. If restorative services are needed, the dental hygienist will help you locate a dentist. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE to Stamford School Students. Remember to floss and brush twice each day.