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Community Oral Health Coordinators

Wyoming licensed dental hygienists' provide community oral health activities in 20 Wyoming counties and is a central part of the Department’s Public Health Oral Health Program.

Mission: To protect, promote, and enhance the oral health of Wyoming’s children with equal access to oral health care through preventive strategies and public health approaches.

Target Population: Early Childhood defined as Birth to 3rd grade.

Program Focus: To increase access to care for high risk populations, including but not limited to high need schools defined as National School Lunch Program (NSLP) of 40% or higher; rural/frontier locations; Head Start; and Child Development Centers.

Services include:

· Dental screenings, using the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Basic Screening Survey Tool

· Oral health education, using the Washington State Tooth Tutor Curriculum

· Fluoride varnish

o Application of fluoride varnish is twice a year per child annually or three times per child annually in certain populations. Parental consents (Opt-In) must be obtained prior to fluoride varnish application.

Counties included to in the program are Goshen, Platte, Niobrara, Converse, Natrona, Campbell, Weston, Crook, Fremont, Teton, Lincoln, Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs, Sweetwater, Sheridan county, Johnson, Albany, and Carbon.

Community Oral Health Coordinators

Christel Walrath, RDH              Patti Weber, RDH

Janet Berry, RDH                         Jamie Cowan, RDH

  

For further information, please contact us at:

 

Phone: (307) 777-7945
Fax: (307) 777-8687

Email: oralhealthinfo@wyo.gov