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Who Qualifies for Free Dental Services
We also provide Head Start dental screenings for children referred by Head Start.
Services We Provide
We do not provide braces or porcelain crowns. If a child needs nitrous oxide or sedation we will refer to a specialist.
How to Make an Appointment
Call us at (503) 916-5808. Our clinic is open from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, four of the five days depending on our volunteer schedule. If you call outside of those hours, we will return your call as soon as possible. If your child has OHP, please have their client ID number available.
Please fill out and bring with you the patient registration form below or arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork.
Patient Registration Form
Patient Registration Form (Spanish)
We are usually able to schedule new patients for cleanings within two weeks.
|Fluoride, Nature's Cavity Fighter!
Fluoridation (fluoride ion in water) is a 20th Century adaptation of a naturally-occurring process. Sadly, Portland is the largest city in the United States without fluoridation. That makes the topical application of fluoride all that more important to help reduce the amount of cavities in Portland's children.
There are different methods of delivering fluoride to the mouth, including toothpaste, rinses, and varnish (applied at the dental office). For children from ages 6 months to 12 years old, when the permanent teeth are growing in the jaw, the American Dental Association recommends a fluoride supplement to strengthen the permanent teeth. A prescription for fluoride supplements can be obtained from your child's pediatrician. If you need a refill or new prescription, our Creston dentists will be happy to write one for your child.
For more information, ask any of your Creston dental providers or check out these websites:
American Dental Association
Campaign for Dental Health
Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime