Premier Children's Dental Services
The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) is partnering with Premier Community HealthCare Group to provide dental services at the existing locations previously operated by the health department.
This change will be effective September 8, 2020.
Premier is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and brings a 41-year history of delivering accessible and affordable health care services in Pasco County. The three dental facilities/programs serving children that will transition include:
- Children’s Dental Clinic located at 10841 Little Rd. in New Port Richey
- Cox Elementary Children’s Dental Clinic located at 37615 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Dade City
- Smile Care-A-Van Mobile Dental Clinic that serves Pasco County Title I Schools
The transition of dental services will open opportunities for additional services and provide vital dental care for children/youth, especially our medically underserved population. Those who wish to continue being seen at these locations will be able to seamlessly transition to Premier dental services. For individuals who choose to go elsewhere, DOH-Pasco will provide records to their new provider.
To learn more about the services offered by Premier Community HealthCare, please visit www.premierhc.org or call 352-518-2000
Children's Dental Clinic in New Port Richey
Children's Dental Clinic at Cox Elementary
- Fluoride varnish
- Simple extractions (at doctor's discretion)
- Children ages 0 through 20 receiving Medicaid with Dentaquest, Liberty and MCNA dental plans. KidCare/Healthy Kids Program with Dentaquest and Argus are eligible for our dental services.
- Healthcare Connection client with appropriate Dental Referral from Physician or Case Manager.
- Medicaid and KidCare/Healthy Kids will pay for dental services for your children.
Mobile Dental Bus “Smile Care A Van”
We partner with Pasco County School Board to provide preventive dental services for students in Title I Schools in Pasco County. The dental bus travels to selected schools each year providing dental assessments, sealants, fluoride varnish and education for the students.
In order for your child to be seen on the dental bus, dental consent forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Check with your school for dental forms.
A sealant is a material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Fluoride varnish treatments (for children ages 0 to 20 years old) are provided twice a year to prevent cavities from forming on the smooth surfaces of the teeth.
Premier Community Health Group
Good Samaritan Health Clinic