Children's Dental Health Services

School-based Dental Clinics and Pediatric Dentist

  

Children's Dental Health Services provides comprehensive preventative dental care services for children 21 and under at over 50 elementary, middle and high schools as well as Head Start sites. Visit the School Based Programs page to see if your child's school participates. dental hygienist

Restorative Care

  

Children's Dental Health Services provides comprehensive restorative dental care services for children 21 and under who are enrolled in a medical assistance programs with treatment needs. 

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Public Health Clinics

Children's Dental Health Services provides preventative dental care for children 21 and under at the Mower County Public Health Building and United Way office in Austin, MN. Additionally, we provide services at our office in the United Way Building in Olmsted County.
Visit the About Us page to learn more.

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Jereece & Neveah's Story

Children’s Dental health Service’s (CDHS) collaborative dental hygienists saw siblings Jereece and Neveah at their head start location to provide preventative care services, including a dental cleaning and oral health education. Jereece and Neveah are seen through our head start, school-based program as access to dental care in their community is limited.

The number of local dental providers accepting Jereece and Neveah’s insurance is few and far between, and those accepting have wait lists between 4 and 6 months for patient appointments. At the time of their preventative care services, both children received a dental exam from a dentist who identified they had extensive urgent restorative needs that needed to be treated as soon as possible.

CDHS staff worked with the children's head start teachers and family to schedule dental appointments and were seen by our dentist and had all unhealthy teeth treated. Now that Jereece and Neveah have healthy mouths free of cavities, they don’t have to worry about missing any of the estimated 51 million school hours other students are missing each year in the United States due to dental pain.

Without our school-based preventative program traveling to Jereece and Neveah’s school, both children would have likely not received the cleaning, education and exam provided to them. Leaving them at risk of infections as the cavities continued to grow.  schedule dental appointments and were seen by our dentist and had all unhealthy teeth treated. Now that Jereece and Neveah have healthy mouths free of  cavities, they don’t have to worry about missing any of the estimated 51  million school hours other students are missing each year in the United  States due to dental pain.

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