• South Lewis School Based Dental Clinic

    Middle and High School

    Dental Clinic phone:
    (315) 348-2500

    Port Leyden Elementary School

    Dental Clinic phone:
    (315) 348-2660

    Glenfield Elementary

    Dental Clinic phone:
    (315) 348-2620

Preventive Dental Care

Provided in-school and at no cost to parents
Any student can receive dental services through the School-Based Dental Program.
There are no eligibility or income requirements.

Preventive dental services include: dental cleaning, dental sealants, dental screening and fluoride treatments.

More information about this program is available on your school’s website.

  • What is a School-based dental program?

    A school-based dental program provides dental services to students where they are – in school. The Program operates within a school building or on school grounds while the school is in session and serves the students enrolled in the school. The Program uses portable equipment that is easily set up and broken down. The length of time spent at a site depends on the needs of the school.

  • What services are offered?

    Preventive services that our Program offers are screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Additionally, dental education is provided to individual students and can be provided in classroom sessions as well. Services will be provided by a N.Y. State licensed dental hygienist who is on the staff of North Country Family Health Center. Restorative/treatment services may be offered based on the needs of the student population. If they were offered, our dentist would come onsite to perform exams, x-rays, fillings, simple extractions, and referrals to dental specialists.

  • What does it cost?

    There are no out of pocket expenses for preventative services. If there is insurance associated with the student we will bill insurance to cover our expenses. If restorative/treatment services are offered at the school, these will be the parent/guardians’ responsibility and will be billed to insurance, if applicable. North Country Family Health Center participates with a number of insurances and offers a sliding fee scale based on federal poverty guidelines. The full cost of restorative services can be shared with parents/guardians prior to the visit, if requested.

  • Who is eligible?

    Any student may receive preventive dental care. If you have a family dentist, your child can still get preventive care (dental screenings, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments) at school. There are no eligibility or income requirements. We treat Pre-K through 12th grade. All you have to do is enroll your child in the Program. Enrollment forms will be distributed to every student; the form can also be made available on the school’s website.

  • How are appointments scheduled??

    Once the enrollment form has been returned to school, parents will be contacted before your child is scheduled for a visit. The students will have a pass presented to them at the beginning of their day letting them know the time of their dental appointment. We always try to avoid a core subject or special activity when scheduling your child’s appointment.

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