SEALs

A school-based sealant program in which dental hygienists using portable dental equipment provide screenings, education, dental sealants and fluoride, as well as referrals to a dental home, for children in need of restorative services.

Our SEALs program is available to all schools in all communities in Massachusetts.

The rules and regulations governing the practice of dentistry in the Commonwealth (August 20, 2010) allow for a registered dental hygienist practicing in a public health setting to provide dental hygiene services, including placement of sealants, without first having a dentist examine the patient, either pursuant to a written collaborative agreement that complies with requirements described in 234 CMR 5.08, or pursuant to a standing order under the general supervision of a dentist licensed pursuant to M. G. L. c. 112, § 45. (234 CMR 5.07(4))

For more information on the SEAL Program or dental sealants email heather.benabbou@state.ma.us.

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