Oral Health Programs
Due to the COVID-19 situation, in-person services are limited at this time. CCHHS programs will continue to provide services virtually, by mail or by appointment. Please see below for Oral Health Voucher protocol during the COVID-19 response.
Oral Health Programs
Preventive and Emergent Care Voucher Programs:
Preventive Care Voucher:The Preventive Care Voucher is designed to assist adults in obtaining preventive dental care. The program is open to income qualified adults who either have no insurance, or who are on AHCCCS.
Emergent Care Voucher:The Emergent Care Voucher is designed to assist adults in obtaining care for dental emergencies. The program provides vouchers, which are like money, to be used at participating dental offices throughout Coconino County. The program is open to income qualified adults who either have not insurance, or who are on AHCCCS.
For more information, see program flyer – link below.
Preventive Care Voucher Program Information
Preventative Care Voucher Program Information - Spanish
Emergent Care Voucher Program Information
Emergent Care Voucher Program Information - Spanish
Federal Poverty Level Chart
School Based Dental Programs:
Dental Sealant Program:This program, for 2nd and 6th grade students, provides sealants on permanent molars. Eligibility is limited to schools with 50 percent or higher free or reduced lunch program and requires a signed parental consent form.
School Based Prevention Program:The program works with children in first grade to provide oral health screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and education.
(Williams, Parks, Grand Canyon, Fredonia, and Page)
Early Childhood Programs:Smart Smiles visits children residing in the Coconino Region and travels to childcare facilities, libraries, WIC offices and Clinic lobbies, and community events to provide oral health education, oral health screenings and fluoride varnish applications to children and pregnant women. Service areas include: Flagstaff, Williams, Winslow, Page, Hopi, Supai, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, and Kaibab-Paiute.
Children and staff enjoy interacting during the education sessions. All through the education we discuss the appropriate way to brush and floss and healthy foods and drinks. They then are given an opportunity to practice brushing on our brushing puppets.
Visit http://www.firstthingsfirst.org for more information.
Tips for Better Dental Health
Follow these tips for better dental health:
- Even if you are not experiencing pain or discomfort, it is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning.
- Bring your child for a check-up six months after the first baby tooth appears. It is good to begin good oral hygiene habits at home. Talk to your dentist or hygienist.
- Do not allow your infant to use the feeding bottle as a pacifier, unless it contains only water.
- Wipe your baby’s gums daily with a clean warm damp washcloth.
- Brush your teeth at least two times a day using a toothpaste with fluoride.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Avoiding snacking frequently in between meals on snacks such as sodas, juices, and candy.
- Choose healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables, and popcorn.
- Wear a mouth guard when playing sports.
- Wear a night guard at bedtime if you grind your teeth during your sleep.