Healthy Montana Mouths

Resources for School-Based Dental Education

Additional Oral Health Education Tools

DPHHS School Health Website

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.

2020 Dental Screening Form 

Form also available in Word and Excel formats by contacting Oral Health Program staff.

Head Start resources

Forms, policies and procedures, tip sheets and additional resources to support staff.
Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center website

For additional information on conducting dental screenings in your community contact: