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Miles of Smiles Dental Program

Florida Department of Health in Columbia County Dental

  •   386-752-9914
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    Mailing Address

    217 NE Franklin Street 

    Lake City, FL 32055

Services Provided 

Picture image of Miles of Smiles dental bus

Diagnostic Services – exams and x-rays
Preventive – cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants
Restorative Services – fillings, extractions, pulpotomies, stainless steel crowns, and space maintainers

Who is eligible for services? 

Clients ages 0-18 enrolled in one of the following:
  • Regular Medicaid
  • Prestige (Argus Dental)
  • Staywell (Liberty Dental)
  • UnitedHealthcare (UnitedHealthcare Dental)
  • Sunshine (Dental Health & Wellness)
  • Florida Healthy Kids – Argus Dental
  • Florida Healthy Kids - DentaQuest

The dental bus visits all of the elementary schools in Columbia & Hamilton Counties once a year to see qualifying children that have a signed consent from a parent or guardian. Consent forms may be obtained through the child’s school.

The dental bus also accepts appointments after school, on some school holidays, and during the summer. Please call our office if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:30 PM.  
Office Number:  (386)752-9914
Fax number:  (386)755-4881

School-Based Sealant Program 

School-Based Sealant Program
A registered dental hygienist will be taking portable dental equipment into all of the elementary schools in Columbia & Hamilton Counties and providing preventive dental services.

Services Provided:
Dental screenings or assessments
Dental sealants on permanent molars, when needed
Fluoride varnish
Oral hygiene instructions

Who is eligible for services?
ALL 2nd and 5th graders in the elementary schools that have a signed consent from a parent or guardian, regardless of insurance.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:30 PM.  
Office Number:  (386)752-9914
Fax number:  (386)755-4881

Miles of Smiles Dental Staff 

Dentists:
Drew Whitford, DMD
Jerry Cheesman, DMD

Dental Hygienist:
Lisa Swisher, RDH

Dental Assistants:
April Jefferson
Dana Jernigan