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Tooth Ferry

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Mobile Dental Unit that visits and treats children in Durham’s Public Elementary Schools. 

 Contacts:    Tooth Ferry Hours
Call us 919-560-7680

-Monday – Thursday
Times based on schedule coordinated with schools.


 Our Patients

• Children attending Durham’s Public Elementary School that Tooth Ferry visits (school assignments change each year).

 Tooth Ferry Services

-Cleanings and Exams, with x-rays

-Sealants (to help prevent cavities)

-Fluoride applications (a varnish applied to child's teeth to prevent decay)


-Oral Health Education

Children without a dental home are seen on the Tooth Ferry with parental/guardian permission. New patients need to come to first appointment with completed forms.

Children that do not complete their treatment while the Tooth Ferry is visiting a school have the option to complete their care in the Dental Clinic.

Tooth Ferry accepts Medicaid and patients without insurance. For those who are uninsured, fees are based on a sliding scale according to income and family size.