Children's Dental Network

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network is postponing all scheduled dental services at schools, summer programs and special events until further notice.

Our Nurse Referral Program is still available by email , ONLY. Please email your Nurse Referrals to or call 661-377-0328. Nurse Referrals submitted via fax will not be accepted until further notice.

Applications for dental services for the 2020-2021 school year that listed a deadline of March 27th will continue to be accepted with out a dead line until further notice.

Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network

The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network (KCCDHN) began providing dental services for Kern County children in December, 2000. The program works under and is supported by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network is funded by First 5-Kern (Proposition 10). The primary goal of the mobile school-based dental program is to decrease the amount of decay in children, 1-5 years of age by improving access to dental services.

The dental services are provided by a cadre of KCCDHN staff including Stacy Eastman, DDS, Daniel Purdy DMD; Robert Bang DDS; and 4 Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice; and KCSOS coordination and support staff.

The services include chair side oral health education, an oral screening, a plaque index, a prophylaxis, application of fluoride, and sealants. Children who are identified as needing further treatment are then provided the opportunity to be treated by one of the local subcontracted pediatric dentists, Dr. Purdy DDS or Dr. Bang DDS in their respective offices. There are no fees for any of the dental services provided.

Apply for FREE school based dental services for the 2020-2021 school year. The Kern County Childrens Dental Health Network offers students in Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes FREE dental services at their school site. If dental treatment is needed, we provide FREE dental treatment in the office of a local pediatric dentist. School staff can apply. Simply complete and email or fax the application by March 27th, 2020.


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