DUSD partnership offers free dental services to young children in Delano

April 6, 2022 /

The Delano Union School District (DUSD) is partnering with the Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network to provide drive-through dental screenings for children ages 0-5.

The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network began providing dental services for all Kern County children in 2000 and this program is supported by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The purpose and goal of this mobile school-based dental program is to help children ages 0-5 by providing dental services at a young age.

The DUSD staff will assist in these free dental screenings and the Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network staff will be providing dental screening, a fluoride varnish, and a toothbrush for each child. A signed dental form will also be given to the parents that will be needed when enrolling their children in Kindergarten.

The first clinic will be today, April 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Nueva Vista Language Academy, 120 Garces Highway in Delano.

The second clinic will be on Wednesday, April 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at DUSD Student Support Center, 1300 Norwalk Street.

The third clinic will be on Thursday, April 21 from 3 to 6 p.m.at Princeton Street Elementary School, 20th Avenue, and Princeton Street.

The staff from the Dental Health Network will also be providing free additional dental treatments for those children who need them and an appointment will be scheduled by them for their children. The staff will take care of referring you to a pediatric dentist if needed.

An appointment is required to be made before arriving. To schedule an appointment, you must call either of these numbers:

  • English – 721-5000, ext. 00146 or 00147
  • Español – 721-5000, ext. 81100

If there are parents who cannot make it to one of these clinics and would like to schedule a free dental screening for their children for Kindergarten registration, they can call 661-337-0326.