Dental Clinics & Programs

Kids Sitting in a Waiting RoomDental Clinic

Preventive and routine dental care for special populations, by appointment only.

Kids Dental Clinic

This clinic is routine dental services for children age 6 months through 20 years. Appointments only and income guidelines apply. Medicaid and All Kids is accepted.

Dental Education

This includes a variety of school and community-based education programs designed to promote dental health awareness. View the Dental Display (PDF) and Get It Done By One Presentation (PDF). You can also view the Get It Done By One Brochure in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).

Dental Sealant Program in SchoolsDental Sealants and More

PCCHD is proud to collaborate with Peoria County Schools to offer the Dental Sealant Program to students. Dental sealants help to prevent painful tooth decay. Tooth decay, or a cavity, is a preventable infection caused by bacteria in our mouths that produce acids from what (sugars) we eat. The acids can destroy tooth structure. Ninety percent of tooth decay occurs in the pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of our first and second molars (back teeth.) The good news is that Sealants are one of the most effective ways to protect those molars and are most effective when placed on those molars around the ages of 6 to 12 years.

Check the Dental Sealant Program Schedule for your school and return your parental signature form to your school as soon as possible to guarantee (reserve) your child's spot on the schedule. Forms are available from your school or visit the Dental Sealants and More website.

Dental Health Planning

We collaborate with community partners to conduct an Oral Health Needs Assessment (PDF) and an Early Childhood Caries (PDF) assessment to identify priority dental issues.

Workforce Development

We work with community resources of the Peoria Dental Society, Heartland Community Health Clinic, and OSF Saint Francis Hospital to design and implement a General Residency Program to expand dental practice in the public health workforce. We also work with Illinois Central College Dental Hygienists, Midwest Technical Institute Dental Assistants, St. Francis, Methodist, and Illinois Wesleyan students.