News from School Based Health

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, with the 2022 theme being “Sealants Make Sense.” Irene Hilton, D.D.S., chair of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention’s advisory committee on dental sealants, said sealants are an equitable way to prevent caries. Dr. Hilton states, "Sealants on permanent molars reduce the risk of caries by 80%”.  The Bassett School Based Healthcare has a dental services, sealant application is available.