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School-based Sealant Program Grants

These grants help local agencies start and maintain school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to children’s permanent (adult) molar teeth to prevent decay on the chewing surfaces. Sealants are placed on children’s teeth in grades 2 and 6 in schools with many children from lower-income families. Currently, 15 dental sealant grants are funded (see the list of funded agencies and a map of counties with programs). A one-page fact sheet about Ohio's program is available as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

Evidence in support of SBSPs

Targeting SBSPs

Program Operation

Continuing Education

The Ohio Safety Net Dental Clinics website offers a free continuing education course for dentists and dental hygienists on SBSPs.


Last Updated: 02/05/2018