School Sealant Program

Sealants are a thin natural tooth-colored coating applied on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants prevent tooth decay and save money, especially for low-income children. Children without sealants have almost (3 x) three times more cavities than those with sealants. [1] 

Healthy People 2020 and the CDC endorses sealants as an evidence-based best practice. Although, sealants are on the rise among children, 6-11 years old, disparities remain especially in low-income and racial/ethnic minority groups.[2]

We are excited to help local oral health programs reach out to schools and dental providers to support this important effort! 

For additional resources, please visit the sealant resource page


[1] Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities. CDC Vitalsigns™. October 2016. Accessed

[2] Disparities In Oral Health. CDC. Accessed