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Douglas County Health Department offering dental flouride varnishing

March 21, 2012

The Lawrence-Douglas county Health Department and the Douglas County Dental Clinic will host several fluoride varnish clinics for children in April and May. Studies show that fluoride varnish is most effective in preventing cavities when applied at least three times a year.

A Douglas County Dental Clinic dental hygienist will perform the simple application of fluoride from 1 to 4 p.m. (expect when noted) on the following dates:

• Tuesday, April 3

• Thursday, April 5

• Tuesday, May 22

• Thursday, May 24, 8:45 a.m. to noon.

The clinics will take place at the Health Department, 200 Maine Street in Lawrence. No appointment is needed. Clients will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. All children ages 6 months t 18 who are uninsured or are on Medicaid or Healthwave are eligible. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for the treatment and to provide medical card information. There is no charge.

Fluoride varnish is a 5 percent sodium fluoride resin, which is painted on teeth to help make the enamel stronger and more resistant to dental decay.

For more information, call the Health Department at (785) 843 0721 or visit


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