Dental Health

Access to Treatment

If your student is experiencing dental pain and you need assistance arranging dental care, please contact your student’s school.

Prevention Services

  • School-Based Dental Screenings – Each year, school-wide dental screenings are provided to all students in select elementary schools. The dental screening is a quick assessment by a dental assistant or dental hygienist and does not replace a thorough examination by a dentist. Serious oral health problems may be missed in a screening. Parents are notified out students dental screening outcomes by notes sent home, and by phone calls when more serious needs are identified. School district health services staff are available to help families access dental care. Parents are notified of upcoming dental screenings and have the opportunity to opt students out from participation by notifying school staff in writing prior to the day of the screening.
  • School-Based Dental Sealant Clinics – In partnership with Capitol Dental Care, select elementary and middle schools receive school-based dental sealant clinics. The clinics last for several days per school and are funded by the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) so there are no costs for services. All students who have parent consent are eligible to receive (if needed):
    • Dental sealants
    • Fluoride varnish
    • Silver diamine fluoride
    • Temporary fillings
Capitol Dental
Oregon Health Authority Dental Sealant Program Certified

Dental Health Resources

  • Boys & Girls Club of Salem; Health and Dental Services Center – Services are available to uninsured students in grades 1-12.
  • Oregon Health Plan – The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) covers medical care, dental care, mental health care, and substance abuse treatment for adults and children in Oregon.

Dental Health Education

Click the image above to download the Oregon Health Authority Dental Health brochure PDF (English)

Click the image above to download the Oregon Health Authority Dental Health brochure PDF (English)

Salem-Keizer Student Services

Support Services Center

2575 Commercial St. SE
Salem, OR 97302



Melissa Glover

Melissa Glover,
Director of Student Services

Melissa Glover has worked in education for nearly 15 years, serving as a special education teacher, an educational specialist for the Oregon Department of Education and has shared her skills and passion for student success at SKPS since 2015. In addition to her work for the district, for the past three years Melissa has served as an adjunct instructor in the special education graduate program at Western Oregon University.