Dental Hygiene

Dental health is key to overall health.

Our dental hygienists are on the clinic floor to provide oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling, identify dental diseases, and apply fluoride varnish for our pediatric patients at their well-child visits. The hygienists also assess whether further referral is needed and then help with next steps.

We accept all people.
Whether you have insurance or not.

Locations - Parkway, Chavez

Did you know...

  • Dental decay is the leading preventable disease in children
  • Decay in children ages 0-5 is increasing
  • 1 out of 3 children have decay by age 3, and it jumps to nearly 50% by age 5
  • Last year, there were approximately 7,200 dental related operating room cases and 85% of those were children with the average age being 4-5 years old

Dental Services


Dental sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. It is a thin plastic coating applied to the chewing (top) surfaces of molars to cover all of the deep grooves and pits. This thin layer helps keep food and bacteria out of grooves, protecting the teeth from cavities. Sealants are quick and easy to apply and are totally painless!

Silver Diamine Flouride (SDF)

Silver Diamine fluoride is a liquid used to help cavities from growing or spreading to other teeth. It is made up of silver which helps kill bacteria, fluoride which helps teeth rebuild the material they are made of and a water base. It has been used in foreign countries for more than 80 years and has been used in the US for the past five years. Silver diamine kills bacteria that causes cavities so is a great tool in stopping the spread of decay in young children, special needs patients or the elderly-all individuals who might find a dental visit difficult. Silver diamine is applied directly to the surface of the tooth surface and is completely painless. The only known side effect is that is stains the treated areas back. This can also be covered by a filling at a later time if necessary.

Marquette University Community Dental Clinic

Sixteenth Street is very fortunate to house one of Marquette University’s two community dental clinics at our Parkway location on the lower level.  The 10 chair clinic is dedicated to providing oral health care needs for low-income residents and expanding the clinical opportunities for dental students.
Services provided are for all individuals and Sixteenth Street patients alike.

Visit Marquette University School of Dentistry’s website for more information regarding their community dental clinics and services.

Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee



Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we made the decision to reschedule Sixteenth Street’s 2020 Health Equity Summit: Empower a Healthier Milwaukee, originally planned for March 31st. As a health care provider and leader, it is our responsibility to set an example of proper prevention behavior, with our priority always being the health and well being of our community and partners.

Our plan is to reschedule the event for September. Keep an eye out for communications from us and we look forward to seeing you then.


1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Milwaukee: 414-672-1353
Waukesha: 262-408-2530



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Milwaukee: 414-672-1353 | Waukesha: 262-408-2530