Preventative Services

Dental/Oral Health Programs

The Health Department provides oral health programs for both adults and children.

Adult Dental Assistance Program


The Northern Kentucky Adult Dental Assistance Program connects eligible adults who live in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties with dentists to provide basic services at no charge to the patient. There may be a waiting list for services based on the number of applications received for your county of residence.


Funding for this program is provided by the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties.


To get dental services through this program, you must meet three criteria:

  1. Live in Boone, Campbell or Kenton County, Kentucky
  2. Have no or limited insurance that covers dental services, including Medicaid
  3. Be at or below the monthly income limit listed below for your family size.
Monthly Income Limit*
Family Size   Monthly Income Limit
1 $2,430
2 $3,287
3 $4,143
4 $5,000
5 $5,857
6 6,713
7 $7,570

*Based on 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Annual spending limits apply

Note: This program does not pay for any services covered by Medicaid. If you have KY Medicaid, please contact your insurance carrier to verify eligible services. 


  • Oral health exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Deep cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions (removal of teeth)
  • Dentures/Partials
  • Other services with prior approval.


  1. Complete an application and sign a Consent and Rules Form (available online or in person).
  2. Submit the completed application and the required documents to the NKY Health program coordinator. You may fax the application and documents to 859-578-3689 or drop them off at the Boone, Campbell or Kenton County Health Center or the NKY Health District Office.  Click HERE for locations.
  3. The program coordinator will contact you after reviewing your application and the documents to notify you if you are enrolled and help you pick a dentist in the program to see. Enrollment in the program can only be completed after all the required documents are provided and approved by the program coordinator.


These are the additional papers that you will have to submit with your completed application:

  • Copy of your photo ID
  • Copy of your TOTAL HOUSEHOLD proof of income (e.g. pay stubs, income tax return, SSA, disability, alimony, child support, government assistance including SNAP benefits)
  • Copy of proof of county of residence going back 60 days (e.g., utility bill or other bill). Please note, in order to qualify for services you must have lived in your county for 60 days.
  • Signed Consent and Rules Form (click HERE to print)

Enrollment in the program can only be completed after all required documents are provided and approved by the program coordinator. Missing/incorrect paperwork will significantly delay approval and treatment. Upon your approval, the program coordinator will contact you with an assigned dentist. There may be a waiting list for services based on the number of applications received for your county of residence.


If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please complete either the online or paper application below.

Online Application (submits electronically): Click HERE

Paper Application (print, complete and submit to coordinator with other documents): Click HERE

For more information, contact:
Camille Noell
Phone:  859-363-2103
Fax: 859-578-3689

Children’s Dental/Oral Health Program

Staff from the Health Department provide a variety of oral health services to children through school-based programs, including oral health screenings, dental sealants, dental cleanings and fluoride varnish.

During the latest complete school year, NKY Health’s Oral Health Program did more than 2,000 oral health assessments for Northern Kentucky children. Staff also provided more than 1,200 cleanings, applied fluoride varnish almost 2,000 times and placed more than 2,000 dental sealants.

Dental prevention program

Schools with at least 50 percent of their students on free or reduced lunch qualify for this program. After conducting an assessment, Health Department staff can place protective dental sealants on the molars of children that show a need, provide dental cleanings, and apply fluoride to strengthen the teeth.

If tooth decay is found, students are referred to a local dentist for follow up.

Fluoride varnish program

Fluoride treatments are used to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. The Health Department provides fluoride varnish to Northern Kentucky children up to age 6 through the county health centers, or through partnerships with area Head Start facilities, elementary and preschools, and community early learning centers.

School personnel

Information for school staff who will be coordinating the oral health program in their respective schools:

Resources and Information


Thank you to the following organizations for providing funding or materials to support the oral health program:

More Information

For more information, contact 859-363-2035.