Oral Health Curriculum Resources for Teachers
Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA)
California state law requires that children have a dental checkup by May 31st of their first year in school. The Sacramento County Oral Health Program is committed to streamlining the reporting process and encouraging district-wide participation throughout Sacramento County.
Tooth decay affects nearly two-thirds of California's children by the time they reach third grade. Although tooth decay is easily preventable, it is an infection that does not heal without treatment. The infection can spread to other parts of the body. If cavities go untreated, children may develop infections severe enough to require emergency room treatment. Their adult teeth could also have permanent damage.
The requirement for children entering kindergarten or first grade to have an oral health assessment is intended to:
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