Did you know that Open Door provides free dental screenings to children in many elementary schools in and around Blue Earth County?
We understand that a healthy mouth is an important part of overall health and wellness, and a healthy child is more ready to learn. Our partnership with schools in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Watonwan, Brown, and Martin counties gives families the advantage of free oral health examinations and education for their elementary-aged children.
Schools we currently serve:
- Butterfield Elementary
- Fairmont Elementary
- St. Peter Elementary (North & South)
- St. James Elementary
- Sleepy Eye Elementary
- Sherburn/Trimont Elementary
- Lake Crystal Elementary
- ISD 77 (Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, Monroe, Washington)
Examinations in participating schools happen twice per year, spring and fall. Each visit occurs right in the child’s elementary school and includes:
- A dental screening
- Fluoride varnish
- Sealants applied where appropriate
- Tooth care instruction and supplies
Also, information is sent home with the parents, which may include any areas of concern or need for follow-up treatment.
Parents must register their children for this service
There is no cost to participate in the school-based dental outreach program, which takes place at the child’s school. A parent or guardian must complete the form and answer screening questions.
Parents: please complete the process one time for each child participating.
This screening does not take the place of regular dental checkups by a dentist.
Please call our School Dental Outreach Department at Open Door Health Center at (507) 388-2120 ext. 5654 if you have any questions.