Pender County Health Department Dental Program
Our dental program provides affordable dental services to all citizens in Pender County.
Did you know that we are also mobile?
Our mobile dental unit collaborates with the Pender County School System, allowing us to provide dental exams for children at area schools, daycares, and Head Start.
What Can You Do to Maintain Good Oral Health?
Brush teeth twice a day
Visit your dentist a minimum of once a year, but preferably once every 6 months.
Drink fluoridated water & use fluoride toothpaste.
Do not use any tobacco products. If you smoke, quit.
Limit alcoholic drinks.
Why should you go to the dentist?
Prevent tooth decay.
Prevent gum disease.
Prevent health problems that are associated with poor oral health (Ex. hypertension, diabetes, oral cancers, kidney failure, and heart disease).
Remove stains from teeth.
How often should you receive dental services?
Many dentists recommend you get your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months. However, some people may require care more often depending on your dental health needs.
If it has been more than a year since you have seen a dentist, call us today for an appointment! We gladly accept Medicaid, Health Choice and private insurance.
If financial assistance is needed, we offer a sliding fee scale that is based on your household income. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We will be happy to work with you on payment options.
For more information, please visit our Main Dental Clinic & our Mobile Dental Pages:
Main Dental Clinic
For dental emergencies, call the office for further assistance.
Pender County Health Department
803 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425