Cape Cod Community College to offer free dental sealant for Cape youths

Procedure free of kids 18 and under courtesy of the school's dental hygiene clinic
Appointments for free sealants at the Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic are available through April. CCCC photo.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Cape Cod Community College is offering Cape Cod children a better chance of staving off cavities through their free dental sealant program.

Over the course of the next few months, parents are encouraged to make an appointment for their child on either Thursday, February 13, March 13 or April 17 at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Children must be 18 or younger. Screenings and treatments will be done by students in the program under the supervision of area dentists and licensed dental hygienists.

According to a release from Cape Cod Community College, the application of sealants offers better protection against bacteria and decay and reduce the occurrence of cavities by 60%.

The Dental Hygiene Program at Cape Cod Community College operates a 14-chair clinic at the school.

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 508-362-2131 ext. 4371. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on