Oral Health Program Announcements

School Based Sealant Program Funding Opportunity

Nevada Medicaid is making $2.6 million available for existing and start-up school-based dental health programs to increase the number of Nevada’s school-age children and youth with dental sealants, improving their dental health. The grant funding is available for programs targeting school-age children and youth throughout the state with an emphasis on those living in rural communities and dental health professional shortage areas.

July 26, 2022

March 12, 2021

Governor Steve Sisolak helps spread the word about the Nevada Action Network in his Weekly Newsletter Dental Care Beyond Walls segment! For information on the Nevada Action Network, visit https://nevadaoralhealth.org/.

February 16, 2021

Spirit of Nevada host, Samantha Chian, takes the #sipNflip4NVkids Challenge to support National Children's Dental Health Month. View Samantha Chian's video here!

February 8, 2021

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Nevada Oral Health Program has partnered with Three Square. Join us on February 25th from 7:45am to 12:00pm at Wynn Elementary to distribute oral hygiene basics and educational resources to children and their families in Southern Nevada. For more information and to register for the February 25th Wynne Elementary Event, click here.

February 4, 2021

As of January 14, 2021, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Nevada Health Response, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services issued the following press release, Nevada Health Response Guidance: Directive 011 Administration of Vaccines by Providers of Medical Services which allows licensed dental practitioners to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Step-by-step instructions for signing up to administer the COVID-19 can be found hereRequest Document Remediation - Step-by-step instructions for signing up to administer the COVID-19 can be found here.

February 1, 2021

The February 2021 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is brought to you by the Nevada Oral Health Program, in partnership with the American Dental Association. This year's NCDHM campaign slogan is "Water, Nature's Drink!" which encourages kids to swap out sugary beverages for water.

Tooth decay is the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at numerous armed service bases. Local observances often include poster, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.

For this year’s campaign, the Nevada Oral Health Program will be facilitating a social media campaign to promote choosing water rather than sugar sweetened beverages. The Nevada Oral Health Program challenges Nevadans to swap out these types of drinks with "Water, Nature's Drink!" Post a video on your social media platforms of yourself sharing why you choose water over sugary drinks and doing the Sip & Flip challenge. Be sure to use the hashtags #sipNflip4NVkids. Then, tag and challenge three of your followers to do the same! View the Nevada Oral Health Program NCDHM video here.

National Children's Dental Health Month Information

January 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are available for dental professionals. To schedule your vaccination appointment, contact your local health department or county:

Carson City and the Quad Counties

Contact: covidvaccine@carson.org

Clark County

Please note, this invite does NOT extend to friends and family, regardless of their risk. To receive a COVID-19 vaccination through a closed POD (point of dispensing), Tier 1 dental practitioners and office staff MUST schedule their individual appointment online at: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/for-health-care-providers/

Elko County

More information:


Washoe County

To receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Tier 1 dental practitioners and staff MUST schedule their appointment online at: https://ph-washoecounty.as.me/?calendarID=4845654. If you have additional questions or concerns contact the vaccination team at covidvaccine@washoecounty.us.

December 20, 2020

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program is working with the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) to map the location of dental practitioners and their team members who are interested in receiving the vaccine. Dental Professionals Sign-up for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

September 29, 2020

Nevada Department of Health and Human Service, Division of Public and Behavioral Health letter on immunizations for administration by licensed dental practitioners to the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners.

August 1, 2020

COVID-19 is making it hard for kids and their families to go to the dentist. That's why the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, and LIBERTY Dental Plan have formed the Nevada Action Network. Our goal is to keep Nevada's children healthy by keeping their teeth cavity-free and navigating families to dental care.

More Information:

Nevada Action Network Information Guide
LIBERTY Dental Member Letter
Teledentistry Visit Information
Teledentistry Visit Information
Oral Health at Home
Teledentistry Caries Risk Assessment


NEWGuidance on COVID-19 Exposure for Dental Healthcare Personnel(DHCP)
This decision tree provides detailed information that DHCPs can follow should they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or experience exposure.

May 4, 2020

Statement of Clarification for the Nevada Dental Hygienists' Association

April 30, 2020

The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners adopted certain portions of the "Guidance for Dental Services in Nevada" DHHS memorandum. These regulations take effect on Monday May 4, 2020.

April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Memo for Nevada Dentists and Dental Hygienists to Resume Some Dental Services

COVID-19 Governor Sisolak's Medical Advisory Team Dental Press Release

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Memo for Nevada Licensed Dental Providers

COVID-19 Public Announcement from the Nevada Oral Health Program

Links for COVID-19 Information:

* CDC has released interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings for the COVID-19 response, and it can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html.