Department of Public Health and Social Services - Dental Program

Department of Public Health and Social Services - Dental Program


Phone: 1-671-735-7364/ 7144/ 7150, 1-671-488-4343
Fax: 1-671-735-715
Website: http://www.dphss.guam.gov/content/dental-program
Types of Services Offered: Medical & Health Services
Category: Government Local

Description:

To provide basic educational, preventive and treatment services to the children of Guam below the age of 17 years as mandated by Public Law 12-130 and to provide emergency dental care to adults 55 years or older for the relief of pain and/or infection as mandated by Public Law 19-10.

To educate the general public on dental health measures, with special emphasis of the optimal use of prevention methods to reduce the incidence of dental disease. These methods include the proper use of fluorides, pit and fissure dental sealants, and adoption of personal oral hygiene measures designed to reduce or prevent dental caries and periodontal disease.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
 

Services Offered:

  • Exams
  • Radiographs (x-rays)
  • Prophy
  • Oral Hygiene Instructions
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride Gel and Varnish
  • Restorations
  • Extractions
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals to Private Providers
Dental Appointment Policy

The Dental Program provides free basic dental services to children under 17 years old and emergency care to senior citizens 55 years and older. Patients must meet the income guidelines set forth by the Department in order to qualify for these services. All patients with private dental insurance will be referred to private providers even if they meet the income criteria. Patients requiring services beyond that provided by DPHSS will be referred to private providers.

Eligibility Policy

1.     Must have no dental insurance
2.     Receives public assistance (Medicaid, MIP, Food Stamps, WIC) or
3.     Meets low income guidelines (based on 125% of the State of Hawaii’s Poverty Income Guidelines)

Documents Required:
  • Photo ID of parent or legal guardian
  • Birth certificate of child
  • Guardianship papers (if apply)
  • Current Medicaid or MIP card (if apply)
  • Two latest check stubs from each parent or legal guardian who support the child
  • Copy of the most recent income tax return filed from each parent or legal guardian showing the child as a dependent

Guam Fluoride Varnish Program

The Fluoride Varnish Program is open to children under five years old who are enrolled in the Head Start Program, attend daycares, and receive immunizations at outreaches.

Carly Rosete

, GUAM

1-671-735-7364/ 7144/ 7150, 1-671-488-4343

1-671-735-715

Government of Guam holidays

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM

Government of Guam holidays

No


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