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Dental Services

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

Sealing Smiles

Learn more about dental sealants.

A healthy mouth is very important to your total health. Poor dental health has been connected to many other problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, pre-term and low birth weights of babies. Cavities and gum problems are largely preventable through dental prevention programs.

Our Preventive Dental Program is coming to your child's school. View our schedule here. Learn more about this program and download forms.

Florida Health in Volusia County Dental Fact
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dental Services Provided to Children
  • Dental Services Provided to Adults
  • Eligibility
  • School-based Preventative Dental Program
  • Locations

What is a dental sealant?
A sealant is a thin plastic coating that protects the chewing surfaces of teeth from cavities.

When should teeth be sealed?
A sealant should be placed as soon as the permanent tooth appears in the mouth, usually around 5-6 years old, or as soon as possible.

How are dental sealants applied?
After the tooth is cleaned, the sealant is painted into the grooves of the back teeth. A special light is used to help the sealant harden.

How long do sealants last?
Sealants will usually last about five years or longer. Sealants should be checked once a year and replaced if needed.

  • ExaminationsDental Sealant Program
  • X-rays
  • Dental cleanings
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Extractions (tooth removal limited)
  • Same day emergency appointments for children in pain
  • Emergency care for West Volusia Hospital Authority clients
  • ExaminationsDental Exam Room
  • X-rays
  • Dental cleanings
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Extractions (Tooth removal limited)
  • Emergency appointments
  • Emergency care for West Volusia Hospital Authority clients

All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or have:


Insurances accepted:

  • Adults - Medicaid (Staywell/Liberty and United Health Care)
  • Children - Medicaid (Staywell/Liberty and United Health Care) Sunshine/Dental Health and Wellness for Foster Care Children
  • Healthy Kids - Argus
  • CMS
  • Ped-i-care
  • Head-Start
  • Any child 1 - high school age who does not have insurance or a dentist and is experiencing pain

For more information regarding insurance/Medicaid plans that are accepted please call the Daytona office at 386-274-0895

Documents needed for appointment

  • Photo I.D.
  • Medicaid Card
  • Forms - Please print and bring prior to your appointment

Our dental hygienists visit Volusia County schools to teach children how to take care of their teeth. The School-based Preventative Dental Program also provides dental cleanings and dental sealants, if needed, and fluoride treatments. The team visits Title I schools each year. Parents must fill out and sign a permission slip that is sent home with students. When our yellow van is on campus, our hygienists are providing dental care to participating students including:

Dental Van

  • Dental assessment
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Cleanings if needed
  • Dental sealants if needed
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and brushing timer

Daytona Beach

DeLand

Orange City

Dental Office Appointment Policy - Please make every effort to arrive to your appointment on time. If you are unable to keep an appointment please notify us 24 hours in advance.