Children ages 3-20 are eligible for
dental treatment at the Baker County Health Department. Children 2
and under are referred to a children's dentist who has the special
equipment needed for a child's small mouth. We accept several
different Medicaid plans. Patients who are not Medicaid eligible are
charged for services at the Medicaid rate. We are not able to accept
dental insurance plans.
Adults who are Medicaid
eligible are seen for emergency visits.
The Baker County Health Department
and Baker County School Board Dental Program is a cooperative effort
between the Dental Department, Baker County Middle School, Keller
Intermediate School, and Baker County High School whereby eligible
children are "bussed" to the Health Department during school hours for
The following Groups of
students are eligible for the bussing program:
Children on Medicaid, ages 3-20
Children on other need-based programs who are unable to obtain
dental care in the community
How It Works
Students are brought to the Health Department five or six students
at a time.
Children are provided with a desk so that they can complete their
school work while waiting for their appointment.
The school nurse will collect permission slips and coordinate the
visits with the school and Dental Department.
The Dental Department will send a letter home with each child
explaining what dental procedures were done, and what treatment is still
Any parent interested in the program should contact the school
Parents are encouraged to contact the dentist at the Health
Department if they have any specific questions or concerns
Teachers who know of a child who is in need of this service are also
advised to contact the school nurse.
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