The Preventive Dental Health Program located at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health provides non-clinical, preventive dental health services including, but not limited to, oral health assessments and referral for children within Forsyth County.
In 1974, Forsyth County Department of Public Health began providing non-clinical, community based, preventive dental health services for the residents of Forsyth County to address the dental needs of children. The Preventive Dental Health Program primarily serves elementary school children. However, limited services are also provided for preschoolers, middle and high school students. Emphasis is placed on education and prevention of dental disease before it occurs. The involvement of parents, childcare providers, teachers and other agencies that influence the wellbeing of children has been essential to the success of the program.
Three registered dental hygienists work with schools and community organizations throughout Forsyth County to conduct oral health assessments and consultations resulting in early identification of existing problems. The hygienists check students teeth in their school and refer those in need to a dentist for treatment. The hygienists provide consultations, education and support for parents seeking dental resources. All program services are by appointment and free to the public. To speak to a member of the Preventive Dental Health Program for more information or to schedule a program event, please call (336) 703-3204.
Contact us for more information: 336-703-3204