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A School-based Dental Disease Prevention Program

GOAL: To provide school-based preventitive dental health services including pit and fissure sealants and referrals for care for low-income San Francisco resident children.

WHO: Schools will be targeted utilizing the school's Free or Reduced School Lunch Program participation rate. An individual child will be eligible for services if:

  • a dentist has determined permanent molar teeth are present, fully erupted and free of decay or filllings

  • a completed and signed consent and health history form is returned

WHERE: Preventive dental services will be provided at targeted San Francisco school sites utilizing portable dental equipment.

WHEN: The school-based "clinic" will operate during regular school days and hours.

COST: Services will be provided at no cost to the child's family.

STAFF: A dentist will perform the dental screening and a team of a dental hygienist and dental assistant will place the sealants. County healthworkers will contact and assist families into appropriate services. School staff or parent volunteers are charged with encouraging participation and completing necessary program paperwork.


Please call 9-1-1 if this is a medical emergency. Please call San Francisco General Hospital at (415) 206-8000 for general information.


For issues or questions other than medically related, you may email the Department of Public Health