Director Kim Engel
email@example.com Infectious Disease Nurse,
PRMRS Coordinator Melody Leisy
(308)279-0488 Emergency Response Coordinator Tabi Prochazka
Panhandle Public Health District is currently offering a school-base fluoride varnish program to all head starts, preschools, and public schools in PPHD’s district. PPHD’s Public Health Dental Hygienist coordinates with all participating schools and provides dental screenings to alert the parent/guardian of the need for dental treatment and will apply fluoride treatments that are approved through parent/guardian approval. Is your school participating in PPHD’s Dental Health Program-Keeping Teeth Strong? You can call your child’s school or PPHD at 308-633-2866. This program does NOT replace your child’s regular dental visits.
Fluoride Varnish Facts:
Re-mineralizes weakened tooth enamel and prevents almost 40% of cavities in primary (baby) teeth.
Fluoride varnish is a sticky, honey like material that is applied to the teeth with a small brush. It is called varnish due to its sticky consistency.
Fluoride varnish can be applied 4-6 times per year, and can decrease further cavity development by about 38%.
A typical fluoride varnish application costs roughly $30 plus the cost of an office visit.
Fluoride varnish is safe. It adheres to teeth once it comes in contact with saliva and is precisely applied to the teeth.
Fluoride varnish is approved by the American Dental Association and the Federal Drug Administration.