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Dental Services

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Dental

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.

In fiscal year 2019-2020, the Volusia County Health Department provided more than 26,540 dental sealants to Volusia County children in school and clinical settings.   Every $1 spent saves $2.38 in fillings by preventing tooth decay.
  • 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

West Volusia Hospital Authority clients are eligible for:

  • ExaminationsDental Exam Room
  • X-rays
  • Dental cleanings
  • Education on how to prevent cavities
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Extractions (Tooth removal limited)
  • Emergency appointments

Medicaid Adults - emergency appointments only

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

Insurances accepted:
  • Adults - Medicaid add (MCNA and Dentaquest), Straight Medicaid, West Volusia Hospital Authority
  • Children - Medicaid (Staywell/Liberty add MCNA and Dentaquest)
  • Healthy Kids - Argus only
  • Head Start
  • Any child (age 18 and under) that attends a Volusia County School 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
  • Download and return this form to participate.

Learn more about this program and download forms.

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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.