Two dentists exam elementary-age students during a visit by the mobile dental clinic.

In-School Dental Care through Kinston Community Health Center

  • Working with the professional staff at Kinston Community Health Center, LCPS facilitates affordable, in-school dental care for elementary and middle school students who do not have a regular dentist. The program is a continuation of services initiated by Kinston Community Health Center in 2020 with grant support from The Duke Endowment.

    An estimated 70 percent of the district's students do not receive regular dental care or know enough about oral hygiene. By bringing its services to the schools, the KCHC Dental Team works with LCPS to overcome issues of access at the heart of dental problems for many students. The in-school dental screenings are designed to assess a student's oral health and identify and fix problems, either during the school visit or a follow-up appointment. Services include a dental exam and diagnosis, dental cleaning, fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instructions, as well as dental X-rays and dental sealants if needed.

    These in-school dental services are provided with the full knowledge and permission of the student's parents / caretaker. To agree to allow your student to participate in this in-school dental program, please complete this online registration form.