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School Based Dental Screenings

School-Based Dental Education

Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide, 2016

Additional Oral Health Education Tools

DPHHS School Health Website
Dental Emergency First Aid
ADA Mouth Healthy Oral Health Games and Quizzes

School-Based Dental Screenings

Dental screenings help monitor the oral health of Montana children, just like hearing and vision screenings.  In many communities the screenings help to increase the  awareness of oral health needs among parents, school officials, public health officials, and dental providers.  They also offer an opportunity to provide education about dental health to Montana children.  Data collected can be utilized on the local and state level to monitor oral health needs.

National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) data includes dental decay and sealants for 3rd grade children.

Dental screening recording form
 

For additional information on conducting dental screenings in your community contact the Oral Health Program Coordinator:

Tonette Hollingsworth 
(406)444-2660
 thollingsworth@mt.gov