Healthy Smiles of St. Lucie County
Brought to you by The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County Dental Program

Thank you for choosing The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County Dental Program as your oral health care provider. The dental program promises to help your child achieve excellent oral health in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Our program offers full dental services to children ages 3 to 20. We will see children between 1 and 3 on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  1. Medicaid children ages 1-20 (estimated @ 21,000)
  2. Children who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch in St. Lucie County Schools (estimated @ 24,400)
  3. Children 1-20 who have met eligibility screening requirements
  4. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.
  5. To schedule an eligibility appointment, please contact 772-462-3800.

Required Documents: 

  1. Your child’s Social Security Card and Insurance or Medicaid Card
  2. Your Driver’s License or other form of photo ID
  3. If you are not the parent, you will need to bring proof of guardianship or custody

Dental Services Provided: 

  1. Our children ages 1 and 2 are provided a dental examination and fluoride varnish treatment to prevent early childhood dental decay.
  2. The parents of our 1 and 2 year olds receive in depth oral hygiene education on how to promote good oral health for their young children and how to prevent dental decay.
  3. Children ages 3 – 20 are provided the following services:
    1. Dental Exams
    2. Cleanings
    3. X-rays
    4. Fillings
    5. Extractions
    6. Sealants
    7. Dentures
  4. Emergency dental services are available for patients. If you have had a dental exam within the past 12 months and have a dental emergency, please call us at 772-462-3800 for an appointment.
  5. We do not provide oral surgery or extraction of wisdom teeth.
  6. We do not offer root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, or orthodontics.

Available Appointments: 
The Dental Program provides services by appointment only. Our staff will try their best to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. We will give you the next available appointment when you contact our office or at the end of your visit. For your convenience, you may make appointment for up to 2 family members per day.

Broken Appointments: 

Please make every effort to arrive at your appointment on time. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance so we may offer this appointment to another patient. Repeated no-shows may result in dismissal from the dental program.

Treatment Room Protocol: 

We ask that parents remain in the waiting room while their child is receiving treatment. We understand your child may be worried about his/her dental appointment. Please trust us to do our best to alleviate their fears. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday—Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

ST. LUCIE WEST (Children Only)
531 NW Lake Whitney Place, Suite 106
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
FAX:  772-785-6147