Knox County Tennessee

School – Based Dental Preventative Services


KCHD's focus is to keep the Knox County community healthy, especially the kids! In partnership with our Knox County Schools and with the consent from parents, we are able to go into schools and place sealants on children's teeth, give oral hygiene education, dental screenings and referrals to private dentists as appropriate.

These services are offered free of charge to all children in grades K – 8 at selected schools.

Schools with Title 1 eligibility are selected to receive preventive dental services offered by the School-based Dental Prevention Program. Click here for a list of 2023-2024 Target Schools.

Additional Resources

Consent Forms

Please complete this form to help your child have healthy teeth! 

Letter of Support

Click here to view an endorsement letter from Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk

Learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) 

Click here to learn more about SDF and the benefits it provides for your child.

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

Have Questions? Call: (865) 215-5555 Email:

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.