Shelby County offers free dental exams for kids | Health
The Shelby County Health Department’s School Based Preventive Dental Program will be offering free dental screenings and sealant placement services this summer to children and teens ages 5-15 as part of its summer outreach initiative.
Dental sealants are a type of plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth of children and young adults to prevent tooth decay. The sealants act as a barrier to protect these chewing surfaces.
The purpose of these events is to teach children and their parents about the importance of good oral hygiene to overall health. Free on-site dental screenings, sealants, educational presentations and incentives will be provided to children.
Parental consent is required and consent forms will be available at the screening location.
Friday, June 8 - Friday, June 15: Raleigh Springs Mall, Community Room
(10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 3384 Austin Peay
For more information about these community outreach activities, call the SCHD School Based Dental Prevention Program at (901) 545-8801, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information provided by Shelby County.