Dental Care

Teeth Count

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. Good oral health translates to good health overall and should start as early as birth!

 

Dental Care and Programs

Children's Fluoride Varnish Program

MMDHD Kids Oral Health

Tooth decay in children is a widespread preventable disease. Children as young as 12 to 18 months can get cavities. Cavities in baby teeth can cause pain and even prevent children from being able to eat, speak, sleep and learn properly. Implementing proven strategies, such as fluoride varnish, has potential to prevent a significant burden of disease. Mid-Michigan District Health Department's Fluoride Varnish Program targets children age 0 to 5 during their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) appointments. During these appointments, children may receive a dental screening and/or fluoride varnish treatment, oral health tools and education.

Resources & Information

• From 'Drool to School': When Should Your Child First See A Dentist?
• Clinton County Healthy Kids Dentists
• Gratiot County Healthy Kids Dentists
• Montcalm County Healthy Kids Dentists
• How Does Fluoride Work (Infographic)?
• Fluoride Varnish
• Community Water Fluoridation FAQ's

Kindergarten Oral Health Requirement

Children's Program

Michigan law now requires children entering kindergarten have a dental assessment by October 31. Michigan’s new Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) is important since poor oral health can affect a child’s attendance, grades, and overall performance in school. MI KOHA helps ensure each student is healthy and ready for a successful school year!

**Michigan's new kindergarten dental checkup requirement helps schools identify children suffering from untreated dental disease and helps parents establish a dental home for their children.

Dental Clinics

My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) provides quality, compassionate care for adults and children covered by Medicaid, Healthy Kids Dental, MIChild and most private insurances, as well as low-income uninsured patients. MCDC also has reduced fees for uninsured veterans with proof of service.

MCDC St. Johns Community-Based Dental Center
The St. Johns Community-Based Dental Center Accepts:

  • Medicaid
  • Healthy Michigan Plan
  • MIChild
  • Low income, uninsured individuals whose income level is at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level on a sliding fee scale based on income
  • Most private insurance plans

 

MCDC Montcalm Area Community-Based Dental Center-Sidney

The Montcalm Area Community-Based Dental Center Accepts:

  • Medicaid
  • Healthy Michigan Plan
  • MIChild
  • Low income, uninsured individuals whose income level is at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level on a sliding fee scale based on income
  • Most private insurance plans

 

 

 

MMDHD is Proud to Partner with MCDC

Mid-Michigan District Health Department is proud to partner with My Community Dental Centers (MCDC). MCDC is a network of community health dental centers that resemble private practices providing timely, much-needed services to a greater number of people.