GEORGIA ORAL HEALTH PREVENTION PROGRAM

District 4 Public Health, Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program (GOHPP) focuses on providing education and preventive services to underprivileged children that do not have a dental home, have no insurance, or have access to care issues.

The GOHPP is a school-based program that provides dental exams, fluoride applications and sealants through the use of portable dental equipment. A sealant is a thin plastic barrier that prevents tooth decay by keeping bacteria out of the natural crevices of the teeth. Its protection potential is second only to fluoride in its ability to prevent cavities. 
The GOHPP also provides oral health screenings, fluoride mouthrinse programs, dental health education presentations and general outreach.





The Lamar County Dental Clinic, located at 118-D Academy Drive in Barnesville, is open one day a week and provides general prevention and restorative services for children and adults. Medicaid, Peachcare and Sliding-scale fees are available for the uninsured. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 770-358-1483.

 

The Heard County Dental Clinic, located at the Heard Health
Center at 1191 Franklin Parkway, in Franklin is open one day a week and
provides general prevention and restorative services for children and adults.
Medicaid, Peachcare and Sliding-scale fees are available for the uninsured.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-675-3456.





For more information please contact:

Paige Beam, RDH, BAS
District Dental Hygienist
706.298.7739

gpbeam@gdph.state.ga.us