CHCNC also carries out a school-based dental sealant program. This program provides an educational presentation, screenings, sealant placements and follow-ups for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders who have received permission from a parent or guardian. The program will travel to 21 schools in 17 districts, including 3 parochial schools.

The Community Health Center of the North Country staff, Dani Poste a Registered Dental Hygienist, will be using mobile dental equipment to provide onsite services. A parental consent form providing information about the program and date is sent home with students at each school before the program's scheduled arrival.

Dental sealants provide many oral health benefits in young children, including the prevention of tooth decay and preservation of the molars. If you would like more information about the program, contact Dani at (315) 379-8100 or e-mail her at sealant@cpnorthcountry.org.

Dani Poste, RDH and Jessica Dishaw, DA