The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be at Glen Orchard PS on March 27 and 28 to conduct dental screenings on the entire student population.
What is a dental screening?
The dental screening is completed by a Public Health Registered Dental Hygienist and a Certified Dental Assistant. The dental hygienist uses a sterile, single use, disposable dental mirror for each individual. The mirror is used to move the cheek or tongue aside to see all tooth surfaces. Each screening takes approximately one minute or less.
Dental Report Cards are sent home with children who are screened to provide parents with information regarding their child’s oral health. If the dental hygienist finds an urgent dental condition in your child’s mouth, you will also receive a Parent Notification Form (PNF). Please respond to the PNF you receive regarding your child’s dental concern. The Health Unit is mandated to follow up on all urgent dental conditions and can assist parents in seeking professional dental care.