School Dental Screening
Registered Dental Hygienists and Certified Dental Assistants will be visiting all Hamilton elementary schools to provide oral health screenings to JK, SK, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students. Additional grades may be screened.
What is a school dental screening?
During a dental screening, a Registered Dental Hygienist uses a sterilized mirror and flashlight to look in the child’s mouth. If any urgent dental needs are seen, such as holes in the teeth or signs of infection, the dental hygienist will contact the parent or guardian to see if they need help accessing dental care. Please note, the dental screening does NOT replace a check-up at a dental office.
If you have any questions about school dental screenings or our free dental programs, please call 905-546-2424 ext. 5369
For more FAQs about the school dental screening, including a video showing what a dental screening is, visit www.hamilton.ca/schooldentalscreening
Each school Principal will receive more information once dental screening is booked for the school.
Healthy Smiles Ontario
Healthy Smiles Ontario pays the cost of dental services for children and youth under18 years old who are low income.
More information is available at www.ontario.ca/HealthySmiles
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