Creating a Cavity-Free Washoe County.
8 out of 10 Nevada children suffer from untreated tooth decay. We want to change that.
The Healthy Smile Healthy Child Sealant Program offers FREE preventive dental care and oral health education to students at a variety of Title 1 Washoe County Elementary, Middle and High Schools to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums.
A dental health professional checks the student’s teeth and applies dental sealants and fluoride as a preventive measure to ward off tooth decay and cavities. They will also provide instruction about diet and oral hygiene.
*This service does not include a complete dental examination, x-rays, or cleaning. Children who require emergency or restorative care will be referred to the HSHC Program where they will be screened, and if qualify, be paired with an HSHC Volunteer Dental Provider to receive no-cost to low-cost treatment.
Any student attending a Washoe County School participating in the Healthy Smile Healthy Child Sealant Program and whose parent/guardian has signed a Consent for Treatment form for them to receive care.
See a list of participating schools here.
If you don’t see your child’s school on the list above, please call your child’s school’s principal and clinical aide and express your desire for them to participate in the program. They can call HSHC at 775-982-7989 for more information and to sign up as a participating school. HSHC’s goal is to get as many schools as possible to participate in the program.
To register your child for this program, please contact their school’s front office staff or clinical aide. You can also download the Consent for Treatment form here, fill out and sign it, and give it to the front office staff.
For more information, call Healthy Smile Healthy Child at 775-982-7989.
HSHC not only helps children regain their dental health, we make a real difference in their lives.
See what the children say.