Fissure sealant and fluoride varnish program
We run a fissure sealant and fluoride varnish program for school-aged children who are getting their new back adult teeth. This preventive program offers a safe, easy and painless way of protecting their teeth from decay.
Why we run this program
- Fissure sealants can help prevent and reduce tooth decay on the biting surfaces of the back adult teeth.
- Fluoride varnish can prevent decay and strengthen both the baby and adult teeth.
How to enrol your child
If your child attends one of the priority schools and is in Kindergarten, Prep or Grade 1, 2, 6 or 7, you will receive a consent form from your school. Please fill it in, sign it, and return it to the school office.
How the program works
- A Dental or Oral Health Therapist and a Dental Assistant will treat your child.
- They bring all equipment needed to your child’s school.
- They use a room at the school or set up the dental van on the school grounds.
- All treatment is done during school hours.
- Your child is collected from their classroom to be seen by our dental team.
- After your child has been seen, they will return to their classroom.
- We will let you know what treatment your child has received.
How to enrol your child
If your child attends one of the participating schools and is in one of the eligible grades they will receive a consent form from the school to take part.
Current schools taking part in 2023
|Waverley Primary School||North|
|Lilydale District School||North|
|Mole Creek Primary School||North|
|Brooks High School||North|
|Port Dalrymple School||North|
|Invermay Primary School||North|
|Cressy District High School||North|
|Devonport Primary School||North West|
|West Ulverstone Primary School||North West|
|Ridgley Primary School||North West|
|Montello Primary School||North West|
|Nixon Street Primary School||North West|
|Rosebery District High School||North West|
|Zeehan Primary School||North West|
|Cygnet Primary School||South|
|JRLF - Gagebrook Primary School||South|
|Dodges Ferry Primary School||South|
|Dover District School||South|
|Risdon Vale Primary School||South|
|Glen Huon Primary School||South|
|Bowen Road Primary School||South|
|Bagdad Primary School||South|
|Dunalley Primary School||South|
|Deloraine Primary School||North|
|Exeter Primary School||North|
|Youngtown Primary School||North|
|Campbell Town District High School||North|
|Perth Primary School||North|
|Norwood Primary School||North|
|Hillcrest Primary School||North West|
|Strahan Primary School||North West|
|Yolla Primary School||North West|
|Table Cape Primary School||North West|
|Spreyton Primary School||North West|
|Brighton Primary School||South|
|Tasman District School||South|
|Oatlands District High School||South|
|Huonville Primary School||South|
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to pay?
We will bulk bill Medicare for the treatments provided in the program. There is no cost to you, even if you have reached your dental cap?
My child does not have a Medicare Card - can they still participate?
Children without a Medicare Card can participate in the program for free. Any ongoing treatment will need to be provided by a private dentist.
What if my child needs urgent dental treatment?
The program provides preventive interventions only. It is not a dental check-up. If we notice that your child has any dental needs, we will contact you and help you book an appointment at one of our clinics if your child is eligible for public dental care.