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    Public Health Region 4/5N
    Oral Health Services
    2521 West Front Street
    Tyler, Texas 75702

    Phone: (903) 595-3585

Public Health Region 4&5N Oral Health Services

  Regional Oral Health Banner

The Regional Dental Team (RDT) for Public Health Regions 3, 4 and 5 North supports the DSHS Oral Health Improvement Program mission of promoting oral health through collaboration, data collection, education and preventive services.

Smiles in Schools (SiS)

SiS is a public oral health program that provides education and limited preventive services to low-income, underserved pre-school and school-aged children in Texas. RDTs travel across Texas with mobile dental equipment to provide limited preventive services on school campuses. Go to the School Nurses and Administrators page for more information.


  • Oral Health Education
  • Dental Screenings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Letter for parent with dental findings and recommendations

Note: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) promotes the  Dental Home concept. Services provided by DSHS regional dental teams are limited and do not replace regular visits to the dentist.

Oral Health by the Numbers

RDTs also collect and analyzes oral health data to learn about the oral health status of Texans. Visit the  Oral Health by the Numbers page to check out some of our data briefs.

Smiles for Moms and Babies

RDTs also promote oral health for pregnant women and babies. See the Smiles for Moms and Babies page to learn more.


RDTs work with regional public health programs and others interested community partners in the provision of dental services.

Community Water Fluoridation

The Texas Fluoridation Program (TFP) works to improve the health of Texans by preventing tooth decay through community water fluoridation. Community water fluoridation is safe and the most cost-effective way to deliver fluoride to people of all ages, race and economic status. 

Need help finding a dentist?

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OHIP does not provide direct dental services. Call 2-1-1 or use the Low-cost Dental Options Guide to help find dental services in your region. 211Texas.org can assist you in finding dental service options that best meets your needs. 

Contact Us

Kimberly Melendez, DDS, Regional Dentist
Teresa Hubbell, Dental Hygienist

Department of State Health Services
Public Health Regions 4/5 North, Oral Health Services
2521 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas 75702
Main Telephone (903) 595-3585

Last updated June 16, 2020