Metropolitan Health District
Dental Services


111 Soledad, Suite 1000
San Antonio, TX 78205


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fluoride varnish

Fluoride varnish makes teeth stronger. Fluoride varnish is applied with a brush, is painless and easy to apply

dental sealants

Dental sealants “seal out” germs to prevent cavities on molars (back teeth). Sealants are easy to apply and do not hurt. Most cavities can be prevented with dental sealants and fluoride varnish.

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Restoring oral health in children is a key component of Metro Health dental projects. Program staff work closely with parents and caregivers of participants to ensure children with unmet dental needs are connected to comprehensive dental treatment, including those that are uninsured or under insured for required care.

Title V

If you child does not qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, they might qualify for Title V. Children 6 months to 17 years of age may qualify for Title V financial dental assistance based on Federal Poverty Income guideline. Qualification is based on household income and number of family members. Contact the Title V Program liaison to find out if your child qualifies.

Miles of Smiles (MOS)

This program provides limited oral evaluations, fluoride, and sealants at participating elementary schools. If you want to know if your school participates in MOS, contact the MOS liaison.

Early Childhood Oral Health Prevention

There are four Head Start (HS) programs that provide limited oral evaluations, fluoride varnish, and oral health education. If you are interested in obtaining more information on HS services,contact the HS and Early HS liaison.

In addition the Dental Program provides oral health assessments for various community groups, conducts oral health educational fairs, but most importantly links those who need urgent care without a dental home to providers who can provide the necessary services to them at little or no cost.

Dental Student Rotation

Metro Health, Dental Branch has student rotation program for dental hygienists and dental students.  Contact MOS liaison for more information.

Dental Program

332 W. Commerce, Ste. 104 • SAT 78205 • 210.207.8841

Key Personnel

Teresa M. Hines, MPH • Dental Health Program Manager • 210.207.2292
Jennifer Meyer Bankler, DDS • Dental Health Program Clinical Director • 210.207.2103
Jodie Hostetter, RDH • Miles of Smiles Liaison • 210.207.8487
Laura Hernandez, RDH • Head Start and Early Head Start Liaison • 210.206.5540
Leticia Santos • Title V Program Liaison • 210.206.5542