School Based Dental Care

Providing Care Nearest To You

Dental disease is the most common, chronic childhood illness; over 51 million hours of school time are lost in the U.S. annually due to dental-related illness. CDS targets kids who are not being served and brings dental care directly to them in the school, where they are comforted by familiar surroundings. CDS’ portable dental care is a convenient, affordable, efficient and cost-effective mobile oral health care program that allows us increase access to care while reducing barriers such as transportation and financial hardship. Dental care at school may include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, fillings, crowns, extractions and other treatments as needed during regular school hours. If you would like your child to receive dental care or if you are able to fill out this form as an adult (18 years or older), please fill out this form and return it to school. Forms: English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish. CDS actively provides care in more than 15 school districts, including:

Saint Paul
Brooklyn Center
Mesabi East
Saint Louis County Schools
International Falls
Rocori School District

CDS also is the first dental program in the nation to provide onsite dental care at Head Starts. CDS currently partners with 11 Minnesota Head Starts in 29 counties to provide onsite care:

Parents in Community Action, Inc.
Wright County Community Action
Dakota Scott Carver County CAP Agency
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc.
Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc.
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc.
Western Community Action, Inc.
Heartland Community Action Agency, Inc.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
Duluth Head Start
Fond Du Lac Head Start

If you are interested in Children’s Dental Services providing care in your school or community, please call our main line at 612-746-1530 and ask to speak with our Operations Manager.

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