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Dental Oral Health Program for Children

Florida Department of Health in Pasco County

 Department of Health Dental Clinic in New Port Richey

Little Road Dental Clinic Picture

10841 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
727-619-0284

Monday thru Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Department of Health Dental Clinic at Cox Elementary

Cox Elementary Dental Clinic

37615 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33523
352-834-6181
   
Monday thru Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Appointments can be made directly with the receptionist at each facility or by phone.

Available Services:

  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride varnish
  • Simple extractions (at doctor's discretion)


Eligibility:

  • 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 are partnering with Pasco County School Board to provide preventive dental services for students in Title 1 Schools in Pasco County.  The dental bus will travel to selected schools each year providing dental assessments, sealants, fluoride varnish and education for the students.

View "Smile Care A Van" Video

Mobile Dental Bus Sealant Program: 2018-2019

West Side Schedule Dates

September 10 – 13Anclote Elementary
September 17 – 20Gulf Trace Elementary
September 24 – 27 Cypress Elementary
October 1 – 4Calusa Elementary
October 8 – 11  Chasco Elementary
October 16 – 18Chasco Middle School
October 22 – 25Sunray Elementary
October 29 – 1Cotee River Elementary
November 5 – 8Richey Elementary
November 12 – 15Cox Elementary
November 26 – 29Mary Giella Elementary
December 10 – 13Hudson Elementary
December 17 – 20Gulf Middle School
January 8 – 10Bayonet Point Middle School
January 14 – 17Schrader Elementary
January 21 – 24Fox Hollow Elementary
January 28 – 31Mittye P. Locke Elementary
February 4 – 7Moon Lake Elementary
February 11 – 14Gulf Highlands Elementary
February 19 – 21Marlowe Elementary
February 25 – 28Seven Springs Elementary
March 4 – 7Shady Hills Elementary
March 11 – 14NW Elementary
March 26 – 28Hudson Middle School

East Side Schedule Dates

April 1 – 4Pasco Elementary
April 8 – 11Chester Taylor Elementary
April 15 – 18Woodland Elementary
April 22 – 25Centennial Elementary
April 29 – May 2West Zephyrhills Elementary
May 6 – 9San Antonio Elementary
May 13 – 16Quail Hollow Elementary
May 20 – 23Lacoochee Elementary

Documents Required for the Dental Bus 
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.

Sealant Brochure English (PDF 270 KB)
Sealant Brochure Spanish (PDF 269 KB)

Questions about the Dental Bus Program
Please call 727-619-0285 if you have questions.

Links:
American Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
American Dental Hygienists' Association

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.

Dental Services for Adults:

Premier Community Health Group
727-645-4185

Good Samaritan Health Clinic
727-848-7789