DHSS Office of Dental Health News

Date: August 22, 2022

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Office of Dental Health (ODH) has been busy educating and promoting on the importance of oral health and one of the items that was recently worked on is a fluoride varnish video.  The fluoride varnish video is available on the PSP web page.

You may have also seen the news that Missouri has a new State Dental Director, Dr. Jackie Miller!  The news release can be found on the DHSS website Oral Health | Health & Senior Services (mo.gov) under ‘Recent News’.

ODH is also busy gearing up for another great year of the Preventive Services Program (PSP).  If you are unfamiliar with PSP, it is a Community-Based program that brings dental screenings, two applications of fluoride varnish, oral health education, referrals and oral care supplies to PSP participants in Missouri schools.  If you know of a school that does not participate in PSP and would like to take part, please email oralhealth@health.mo.gov.