Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program implements dental screenings and fluoride varnish applications to aid in the prevention of caries for preschool and school-aged children in collaboration with the Missouri Oral Health Program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Dotty Gholson, Oral Health Coordinator, provides coordination of these services for Cape Girardeau County schools and daycares and Scott City schools and offers limited financial assistance for urgent dental needs.

Collaborating Partners



Missouri Oral Health Program, Drs. Janet & Pat Ruopp & Staff, Dr. Nathan Seyer & staff, Dr. Terry Spence & staff, Dr. Danna Cotner & staff, Dr. Brad Bader, Dr. Garrett Sparks & staff, Dr. Byron Aden & staff, Dr. Jim Fox & staff.

Schools: Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Oak Ridge, Nell Holcomb, Delta, and Scott City Public School Districts, Cape Christian School, St. Mary’s, St. Paul Lutheran, Immaculate Conception

Daycares: A Small World (Cape & Jackson), Christian School For Young Years, Daycare @ Nars, Kids Korner, Jackson Early Learning Center, Oak Ridge Early Learning Center, Just Kids (Cape & Jackson (2)), Little Hoppers, A Step At A Time, Centenary Mothers Day Out, Community Day School, Curious Kids, University Child & Enrichment Center, Big Stuff, Watch Me Grow

Please call (573) 651-3747 ext. 119 to speak with the Oral Health Coordinator.