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Our Dental Clinic provides dental services to children and urgent care for our adult Community Health Center patients.

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We accept DentaQuest, MCNA & Healthy Kids insurances. Please call to inquire regarding other insurances.

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We recognize the need for children's dental services.  The goal of our dental clinic is to provide oral health services to the underserved population in Walton County with primary focus on children.  Our dental team consists of dentists, dental assistants, and other professionally trained staff

Our Dental Team
John P. Ottesen DMD                          Dental Director
Michael Hall DMD                                            Dentist
Michelle Sweeney RDH                     Dental Hygienist
Brenda McKee CDA            Certified Dental Assistant
Hannah Hattaway CDA       Certified Dental Assistant
Connie Holden                             Dental Receptionist
 Debbie Ard                                    Dental Receptionist

The Walton County Health Department Dental Clinic provides diagnostic, restorative, preventive, and educational services to children.  Because of the high demand for our dental services, for adult patients we are able to offer urgent care through referral from the Walton Community Health Center.   Appointments can be made by calling 850-892-8686. Phone lines open at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday. Patients are required to keep scheduled appointments unless rescheduled or cancelled at least 24 hours before the appointment time.

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available services

prophylaxis (cleanings)
removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth above & beneath the gum line; includes scaling, polishing, and oral hygiene instruction
removal of unrepairable teeth

periapical (of the root), panoramic (upper & lower jaw), and bitewing (back teeth)
surgical removal of part of the dental pulp (soft part inside the tooth containing blood vessels & nerves)
a thin, plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of permanent back teeth to prevent decay
stainless steel crowns
covers for decayed or damaged teeth, made of metal

fluoride varnish treatment
concentrated form of fluoride applied to the smooth surfaces of teeth
sedative restorations (fillings)
fillings that soothe and protect a tooth until it isready for final restoration
restorations (fillings)
a material is used to restore the function & integrityof a decaying or traumatized tooth
unilateral space maintainers
attach to one side of a tooth and hold the space for a permanent tooth (used when a primary tooth is lost due to accident or decay)


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