JEROME — Heritage Academy of Jerome and Dworshak Elementary of Burley are scheduled to receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins-on-the-Go program.
- Heritage Academy: beginning Tuesday — first-, second-, seventh- and eighth-graders
- Dworshak Elementary: beginning Thursday — first- and second-graders
Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of the back teeth where 90 percent of cavities occur. Fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surfaces of teeth.
To receive these free cavity-prevention treatments, children must attend Heritage Academy or Dworshak Elementary and have a parent or guardian sign a health history and permission form — available from the schools.
Grins-on-the-Go clinics take place on-site at schools. There is no cost for the service; Medicaid or private insurance is not billed.
For more information, call Delta Dental Community Outreach at 208-489-3541.