Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Dental Services for Children

A child's healthy future can be achieved in part through good dental habits learned early in childhood and reinforced throughout life. Regular dental visits starting at a young age, along with good oral hygiene practices and a balanced diet, can ensure a child's teeth remain healthy and strong.

Our Mission

To assist the residents of Fairfax County by providing dental services to children whose families are income eligible and/or to whom treatment is not available in the private sector.

The Fairfax County Health Department has three dental clinics in the county that provide services to children that are:

  • Age 3-18 years old with eligibility (sliding fee scale).
  • A valid Virginia Medicaid recipient age 3-20 years old.

We provide:

  • Examination.
  • Cleaning.
  • Topical fluoride application.
  • Dental sealants and restorative services including:
    • Amalgam fillings.
    • Composite fillings.
    • Stainless steel crowns.
    • Simple extractions.
    • Scaling and root planing.
  • Limited oral surgery and endodontic services.

We place a priority on educating the population and preventing dental disease.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Routine dental services for children are available by appointment only. We do not have emergency services or after-hours care.


  • Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 22030  703-246-7100  TTY 711
  • Herndon/Reston Office, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 100, Reston, VA 22090  703-481-4242  TTY 711
  • Mount Vernon Office, 8350 Richmond highway, Suite 233, Alexandria, VA 22309  703-704-6181 TTY 711

Adult Dental Care

The Health Department Dental Clinic does not have a program for the adult population.

Dental emergencies or routine care can be obtained from the vendors listed below. Please call them for an appointment or for information regarding cost of services.

  • Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, 703-820-7170.
  • Washington Hospital Center, 202-877-6737.
  • Howard University School of Dentistry, 202-806-0007.