Sealant Clinics

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation conducts a school-based sealant program that serves second and sixth grade students attending low-income public schools.

Sealant Clinics

Cavity Prevention Clinic

Cavity Prevention Clinic is our school-based sealant program. The clinic provides free dental sealants, fluoride varnish and oral health instruction at school during school hours.

Sealants need to be placed as soon as possible after permanent molars come in: That's around 2nd grade (1st molars) and 6th grade (2nd molars). Our program helps ensure that at-risk children receive this important preventive treatment in a timely manner and refers them to nearby dental practices for ongoing care.

Funded entirely by The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation, the program is provided completely free of charge. Insurance/SoonerCare are not charged.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about our program.

For more information or to schedule a clinic for your school, contact Emma Brito, Clinic Coordinator.



Information and Research

What Are Sealants? Details and Photos
By Delta Dental of Idaho

Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities
By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

School Sealant Programs
By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

 

 

What are Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to seal out cavity-causing bacteria.


Sealants Prevent Cavities!

9 out of 10 cavities occur in molars

Sealants prevent 80% of the cavities in molars!

Dental sealant placement is easy and painless. No shots or drilling.


Tooth without sealant.

Notice the pits and grooves that can easily trap the food and bacteria that cause cavities.


Sealant is applied.

Sealant material is painted on and hardened with a curing light.


Tooth with final sealant.

The pits and grooves are sealed and the tooth's biting surface is protected for years.

Images from CDC