Deliver dental disease prevention services within local community locations. These services include: oral screenings, dental education, fluoride varnish application, dental sealants, and dental home referrals.
Community locations include: schools, head starts, early head starts, health fairs
Prevent dental disease in young children age 0-5 by applying fluoride varnish.
Prevent dental disease in school-age children by putting on sealants on molars and applying a fluoride varnish.
Schools: Hemingford Elementary/ Bridgeport Elementary/ Sidney Elementary/ Garden County Elementary/ Morrill Elementary/ Lake Minatare/ Kimball Elementary/ Leyton Elementary/ South Platte Elementary/ Creek Valley Elementary/ Potter-Dix Elementary
ESU 13: Head Starts/Early Head Starts
NE DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry: funding source
Deliver dental disease prevention services within local community long term care facilities. These services include: oral screenings, dental education, fluoride varnish application, dental cleanings, and dental home referrals.
Prevent dental disease in the elderly population homed in long-term care facilities. Screenings provide information for proper dental home referrals. Aspiration pneumonia is the #1 pneumonia causing death in long-term care facilities. Reducing the amount of oral bacteria on a regular basis can reduce death from aspiration pneumonia.
Long-term care facilities: Pioneer Manor- Hay Springs, NE/ Northfield Retirement Communities- Scottsbluff, NE/ Chimney Rock Villa- Bayard, NE/ Hemingford Care Center- Hemingford, NE/ Highland Park Care Center- Alliance, NE
NE DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry- funding source