An initiative of Family First Health, Kids Against Cavities is a mobile pediatric oral healthcare system designed to allow our dental team to provide services in schools and childcare centers, including local Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs. Through these outreach events, Kids Against Cavities provides preventative screenings, exams, x-rays, cleanings, sealants and fluoride. Our goal is to introduce children and their families to the dentist as early as possible, reinforce the importance of oral health, and give children a dental home.
Mobile dental services include:
- 1st visit: Exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment
- 2nd visit: Hands-on brushing and flossing instruction and sealant placement
- 3rd visit: 6 month exam and cleaning
FAQs for Parents
Do I need to be there for my child to receive care?
No. Parents do not need to be there for their child to receive care, but we do ask that all students have a permission slip filled out ahead of time. This form will be distributed and returned by the school nurse.
Does my insurance get billed?
Yes, please make sure to complete the insurance section of the registration form and our team will handle the rest. If you need help with registering or do not have insurance please call 717-845-8617 or email KAC@familyfirsthealth.org
What if I don’t have insurance?
Please contact the closest Family First Health center, and their team will be able to discuss your options.
How will I know that Kids Against Cavities is coming to my child’s school or childcare center?
Your school nurse or another faculty member will be reaching out with the necessary forms, and any other information we will need. If you have any questions about an upcoming visit, please directly contact your point of contact at the school.
How will I know what was found during my child’s check-up?
Your child will be given a take-home report a few days after an event notifying you what was done, what we found, if any next steps are required of you, and the appropriate contact information.
FAQs for Schools
Who do I contact to have this program offered at my school or childcare center?
Please send us an email at KAC@familyfirsthealth.org, and someone from our team will be in touch as soon as possible!
What is the school responsible for?
We ask that the school provides a faculty member (normally a school nurse) to be the point-person for the students and their families, and work on distributing and collecting the signed permission forms. The only other thing we will need from the school is an indoor space to set-up our equipment (normally the gymnasium.)
What kind of space will your team need?
We typically use the school’s gymnasium, since it is a large open space, that does not need to be cleared out. Curious about what the set-up looks like? Check out the photos shown above to get a better idea