Hi Everyone! Today’s blog is on something simple yet oh so important that can easily slip our minds until the very last minute (hello parents!!). Kindergarten oral health assessments (and signed forms) for your child/ren are due before your child enters kindergarten. In addition to the medical forms, don’t forget that you need to have your kiddo checked out at the dentist, and have the form filled out by us, before submitting the form to your child’s school for fall entry!
A Few Tips For the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment
- Schedule your child’s appointment now to insure that your child is seen before school starts. We know it feels like just the beginning of summer, but the school year comes around mighty fast. Don’t procrastinate! The first day of school for the Piedmont Unified School district is August 15, 2017, Oakland Unified School District starts on August 21, 2017, and Berkeley Unified School District starts August 29, 2017.
- Your child’s appointment will take around thirty to forty five minutes and will consist of a cleaning and a check up with the dentist. The doctor and the assistant will do a thorough evaluation of all the oral tissue, in addition to evaluating the overall health of your child’s teeth.
- Are you worried how your little one will do with the dentist? We usually recommend scheduling these appointments in the mornings. Everyone feels better in the morning, including kiddos! Plus they are easier to work on when they are fresh in the day.
- Don’t forget to bring your form with you because you will need the signature of the doctor for the form to be complete and ready to turn in to your child’s school.
Your child’s kindergarten oral health assessment is very important to us, in addition to being mandatory for entry to your child’s school district. At Montclair Smile Design we care about all members of your family both young and old. Call us today to schedule your child’s appointment!
Have you misplaced your form? No worries! Click this link here for a copy for the Oakland Unified School District.