photo of young girlThis module provides information about school-based dental sealant program operations, with an emphasis on the requirements that apply to programs funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health (OOH). The module draws on two primary resources: OOH’s Dental Sealant Guidelines and Operations Manual and Seal America: The Prevention Invention (3rd ed.). In the event that these resources present conflicting information, the information presented in this module and in OOH’s Dental Sealant Guidelines and Operations Manual will prevail for OOH-funded school-based programs, unless otherwise noted.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three things that school-based dental sealant programs need to do to be effective.
  • Explain why school-based dental sealant programs target certain populations.
  • Describe how to make a school-based dental sealant program more efficient.
  • Explain the quality-assurance process for school-based dental sealant programs.
  • Explain why a large proportion of children at schools with dental sealant programs are expected to be Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • Explain why OOH sets requirements and monitors the programs it funds.
Time to Complete this Lesson Module: Approximately 25 minutes