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Oral Health Exam Requirement

ORAL HEALTH EXAM REQUIREMENT      

An oral health assessment, performed by a licensed dentist, is required for children entering kindergarten or first grade; the parent/guardian must submit this completed exam form by May 31st of the first school year. (Ed Code 49452.8) Link to form below.

Why is this required?

·         To help establish a regular source of dental care for every child

·         To identify children who need further examination and dental treatment

Ø  Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting nearly two-thirds of California’s children by the time they reach 3rd grade, and it is easily preventable.

·         To raise parents’ awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health and readiness to learn. 

Oral Health Assessment Form (en español)


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