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Sealant Saturday-Free Oral Exams and Sealants for students in 1st, 2nd, & 7th grades

Sealant Saturday 

Free Oral Exams and Sealants

Date: February 11, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Welsh Mountain Medical & Dental Center
584 Springville Road, New Holland
Phone: (717) 354-4711 (appointments are required)

Children in 1 st, 2 nd, and 7 th grades – especially children who do not have a dentist and are uninsured – can receive a free oral exam and sealants.

Getting sealants is simple and painless. First, a dentist examines the permanent
molars for decay. Then if there are no cavities, a hygienist paints a thin coating on the
chewing surface. The liquid quickly hardens to form a shield over the teeth. Sealants
can last up to ten years, but need to be examined at regular dental check-ups.
Sealants should be applied as soon as the molars come in, and before decay attacks
the teeth. Permanent molars come in between 5-7 years of age. These are commonly
referred to as “6-year” molars. Children get a second set of permanent molars between
11-14 years of age. These are commonly referred to as “12-year” molars.

  • The exam and sealants are free

  • Only molars without decay can be sealed

  • A tooth with decay needs to be filled by a dentist

  • If you do not have a dentist, we can make an appointment for you

  • This exam does not replace a regular dental check-up  

  • Parents must call to schedule an appointment

Sponsored by:

Welsh Mountain Medical and Dental Center

American Dental Hygienists’ Association of Pennsylvania