Dental screenings are provided to selected grades in elementary schools. A dental screening is a look into the mouth with a mirror and flashlight by a Registered Dental Hygienist. The hygienist is looking for signs of cavities or other problems. The screening may also include a recommendation for fluoride, scaling (cleaning), and/or dental sealants. Parents or guardians will be contacted if the hygienist sees an urgent condition. The Healthy Smiles Ontario program may help with the cost of dental care if paying for a child’s treatment is a financial hardship for the family.
If you do not want your child to be screened at school please call the health unit to have him/her excluded.