Why Oral Health Education Is Crucial to Growing Up
Children need more than the state-sanctioned minimums.
Oral health services and education are an essential part of every child’s development. It surprises many parents to find out that, despite the high number of Americans without dental insurance, Pennsylvania schools are still offering an oral health program.
The 28 PA Code 23.3(a) states that dental examinations are required when a child enters school (either in 1st grade or kindergarten), and during grades 3 and 7.
To fulfill this requirement, schools need to implement a mandated dental program, or a dental hygiene services program. These dental services are provided to the children free of charge.
Basic Dental Services For Children
State requirements are a helpful start but not sufficient for most children. As a parent, you can help your child to learn and maintain good oral care, and that’s a gift that will last a lifetime.
It’s recommended that you take your child…
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