During this time of social distancing, The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network has continued to cancel all scheduled dental services at school sites and community events. We are hopeful that we will be able to begin providing dental services in late July.
We are committed to help kids in Kern County have healthy smiles! In office services currently offered are:
Are you in need of a dental screening for Kindergarten Registration? We can help!
Simply call 661-377-0326 to schedule an in office or drive through appointment. Dental screenings for kindergarten registration are FREE!
We are able to provide assistance through our Nurse Referral program for children who have a dental emergency. Please submit your Nurse Referral by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 661-377-0329. For any questions regarding the Nurse Referral Program please call 661-377-0328.
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.
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