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Oral health is vitally important to overall health and well-being. Research has shown a link to diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses and conditions of pregnant women including the delivery of pre-term and low birth weight infants. Dental disease is largely preventable through effective health promotion and dental disease prevention programs. Collaboration with medical partners to provide compelling messaging and preventive care is key to improving the overall health of all Floridians.
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dental Services Provided to Children (Under 21)
  • Dental Services Provided to Adults
  • Eligibility
  • School-based Preventative Dental Program

What is a dental sealant?
A sealant is a thin plastic coating that protects the chewing surfaces of teeth from cavities.

When should teeth be sealed?
A sealant should be placed as soon as the permanent tooth appears in the mouth, usually around 5-6 years old, or as soon as possible.

How are dental sealants applied?
After the tooth is cleaned, the sealant is painted into the grooves of the back teeth. A special light is used to help the sealant harden.

How long do sealants last?
Sealants will usually last about five years or longer. Sealants should be checked once a year and replaced if needed.

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Dental cleanings and Oral Hygiene instruction
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Pulpotomy
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Space maintainers
  • Same day emergency appointments for children in pain

*Must be under 21.

  • Emergency appointments

Insurances / Payments accepted:

  • Medicaid & Medicaid HMO’s *
    (DentaQuest, DentaQuest Healthy Kids, Liberty, MCNA, MCNA Healthy Kids)

  • Sliding Fee ScaleProgram - Charlotte County residents may be eligible for limited services on a sliding fee scale.

  • Self-Pay patients are welcome. (Limited services for adults.)

  • Ryan WhiteProgram enrolled patients are accepted as well.

*Not all services are covered by Medicaid (exclusions and limitations apply)

Documents needed for appointment

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance / Medicaid Card

For more information regarding insurance/Medicaid plans that are accepted please call the office.

Our dental hygienists visit Charlotte County schools to teach children how to take care of their teeth. The School-based Preventative Dental Program also provides dental cleanings and dental sealants, if needed, and fluoride treatments. The team visits Title I schools each year to provide these services. Parents must fill out and sign a permission slip that is sent home with students. Our hygienists provide the following to students in the schools:

  • Dental assessment
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Cleanings, if needed
  • Dental sealants, if needed
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and brushing timer