The Department of Dental Hygiene's Sealant Program connects underserved children in Nebraska communities with important preventive dental care services, including dental sealants, fluoride varnish, referrals and oral health education.
The Sealant Program focuses on fostering preventive behaviors and attitudes about oral health that can last a lifetime. It also contributes to a reduction in the need for expensive restorative and emergency dental services.
From 2002-2021, the Sealant Program has provided preventive care to over 26,000 underserved elementary students in Lincoln, Omaha and Western Nebraska elementary schools.
Ultimately, all families are referred to local public health agencies or educational institutions to assist parents in finding a dental home for their children.