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What is a screening?
A screening is a quick look in the mouth by a Registered Dental Hygienist. A sterilized dental mirror and protective vinyl gloves are used for each child. This screening is not meant to replace a full examination by your family dentist. Parents are notified if there is an area of concern or an urgent dental condition is found.
Why are screenings important?
Screenings identify children who have dental problems and help them get dental care. Screenings also provide statistics about the dental health of children in our community, which helps identify dental programs that may be needed.
If your child is not in one of the grades listed and you would like them screened, or if you don’t want your child screened at school, please call us at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4101.
- At least one week before the date of our visit.
- Leave your child’s full name, school, birth date, and grade.
What free dental services are available at Public Health?
Children aged 17 and under, whose families can’t afford dental care, may be eligible for one of our free programs to help pay for dental treatment.
Please call our Dental Line at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2661 to learn more about these programs or to book an appointment at one of our free dental clinics.
Public Health Dental Team
The information collected for Dental Screening is under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act. This information will be used for the delivery of public health programs and services; the administration of the agency; and the maintenance of healthcare databases, registries and related research, in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Any questions about the collection of this information should be addressed to the Chief Privacy Officer at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2975.