School Dental Screenings

School Dental Screenings


Hi, I’m Beth Wilbur-Smith. I’m principal at Mooretown-Courtright Public School. I’m very pleased that the Lambton Public Health Dental Screening Program is in place. As it helps families to spot potential oral health issues early on. First, the dental hygienist setup in a designated area for the screening. The student is then called down for their screening with the hygienist. Using new sterile mirrors for each student, the hygienist check for any visible issues. Like common dental conditions such as cavities or inflammation of the gums. The screenings are quick and easy, and the familiar setting makes it comfortable for our students. At the end of the screening, the child receives a sticker of their choice. They also receive an oral health report card to bring home to show their parents or guardians. Even if your child visits the dentist regularly, make sure your child attends the school screenings, as good oral health is one of the most important ways you can ensure they grow up smiling.

Author: Kevin Mason

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