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Dental Services

Knox County School Based Dental Preventive Program

  • staff
    Dr. Carl Todoro
  • staff
    Angela Kelly
  • staff
    Sarah Naill
  • staff
    Monica Palmer
  • staff
    Leslie Williams

Tooth decay (or cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood, yet it is largely a preventable disease. Tooth decay is more common than asthma and hay fever, and if left untreated, can cause abscesses, tooth loss, low self esteem, weight issues and even death in children. That’s why the Tennessee Department of Public Health is focusing efforts on primary prevention of the disease through the School Based Sealant Program.

The School Based Dental Preventive Program is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Knox County Health Department. The program offers FREE preventive dental services to children is grades K-5 in the school setting. Services include oral health education, oral screenings, referrals for care, follow up of immediate need, dental sealants and fluoride varnish application, if needed. At the end of each school sealant project, data including number of students seen and services received is reported to the Tennessee Department of Health/Oral Health Services. 

Schools with 50 percent or more of its enrolled students on free and reduced lunch are eligible for the program. A list of 2013-2014 target schools receiving dental services for this year is available.

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

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