School-Based Dental Sealant Program

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.  Sealants block food and bacteria from entering the narrow grooves of the teeth where decay is most likely to occur.

How the program works:

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health works with local schools to provide free sealants for 2nd and 6th grade students. 

  • Students are seen by a dentist. 
  • A dental hygienist and dental assistant place the sealants on the teeth.
  • Parents are notified if other dental problems are found for follow-up care.
  • Students are re-checked the next school year to make sure sealants are still present. New sealants are place if the student has new teeth.

 Current school districts include:

Bedford City Schools
Berea City Schools
Euclid City Schools
Lakewood City Schools
Maple Heights City Schools
North Olmsted City Schools
Parma City Schools
Richmond Heights City Schools
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools
Stockyard Community School
Warrensville Heights City Schools

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) participates in the Ohio Department of Health's dental sealant program.  CCBH is a sub-grantee of the Summit County Health Department.

Links & Resources

Ohio Department of Health Dental Sealant Program
Summit County Public Health Dental Programs

Contact information

Deborah Busdiecker
216-201-2000 ext 1304