Oral health is an important aspect of maintaining your general health and wellbeing, and having access to the right resources to keep your mouth and teeth healthy makes all the difference.
The department exercises no control over the content of these sites and provides the links for informational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for dental care.
With fully equipped, traveling dental clinic vans, Delta Dental provides dental care to 5,000+ kids in need across South Dakota every year.
Mobile Program care comes at no cost to the child or family, even without insurance.
Family, urgent and routine dental care through one of Horizon’s eight dental clinics supports those living in or around rural communities with affordable dental care. This includes preventative care, saving people money by limiting serious dental conditions from occurring.
People in need of reduced dental care rates can visit Sioux Falls Dental Clinic, where USD dental hygiene students learn through hands-on experience under the supervision of licensed professionals.
Adults and children alike can get dental care covered through South Dakota Medicaid. This includes an array of dental services, such as exams, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, crowns, root canals, dentures and more.
Outside of dental providers, Community Health clinics, and a few other external partnerships, offer fluoride varnish application. Children in need of fluoride varnish treatment can also attend events across the state where application may be free or at a reduced cost.
- Patient Education Pamphlet — Detecting oral cancer
- Resource Binder
- Good Books for Kids about Healthy Teeth
- Tooth Brushing Songs
- American Dental Association: Activity Sheets & Lesson Plans
- Colgate® Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
- Colgate® Kids World
- Crest® & Oral-B® Dental Education Program
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - Data and Statistics
- National Children’s Dental Health Month
- Pediatric Oral Health: Smiles for Tomorrow
Oral Health Publications
Patient pamphlet discusses reasons to see a dentist before cancer treatment, how to protect the mouth during treatment, and advice on when to call the cancer care team about mouth problems; also includes self-care tips
Oral health education materials from the Department of Health (access the online catalog at the following link doh.sd.gov/catalog. Select the Oral Health heading to see a listing of materials that can be printed or ordered free of charge. Enter requested quantities, go to "Proceed to Checkout" at the bottom of the page. Then fill in the shipping information and submit your order. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping.)