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Dental and Oral Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health's Division of Dental Services is responsible for the prevention and control of oral diseases through assessment, policy and program development, and assurance. Our programs address children, adults, families and communities through public health clinics, schools, and approved dental health providers.

Programs & Services

Fluoride Programs
Fluoride treatment is a proven way to prevent tooth decay and help maintain healthy teeth. Fluoride is safe and cost-effective when added to community water systems that may require it, and fluoride treatment provides early, long-lasting prevention for children against oral and dental disease.
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Dental Sealants Program
Mississippi Seals provides preventive dental services in schools throughout the state. Dental screenings, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish applications are provided on-site in schools by dental professionals in the community.
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Make a Child's Smile
This preventive dental program provides for dental screenings and protective fluoride varnish for children enrolled in Head Start.
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Regional Oral Health Consultants (ROHCs)
The MSDH Regional Oral Health Consultants (ROHCs) strive to improve the oral health of all Mississippians by assisting county health departments to deliver age-appropriate oral health anticipatory guidance and preventive oral health services in each public health district. ROHCs are Registered Dental Hygienists that promote information sharing between health professionals and community stakeholders to educate the public about the importance of good oral health and to reduce the burden of oral disease.
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Consumer Q & A

Questions and answers about MSDH dental services and getting dental care in Mississippi.

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Contact

For more information about our programs and services, call (601) 576-7500.

You can also write to MSDH – Office of Oral Health, Box 1700, Jackson, MS, 39215-1700

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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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