Parents in Gr. 1 & 7: Dental Sealants and flouride applied at school A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Dental Health Promotion team works with over 80 schools within our health region.  Our goal is to improve the oral health of the population and prevent tooth decay.  One aspect of our prevention program includes applying sealants to molars so plaque and bacteria don’t settle into the grooves of the tooth and cause decay. Additionally, we apply fluoride varnish to help strengthen the teeth as well each child we see receives an oral screening.  The findings help us track the oral health of the population.  We know that tooth decay can affect the way children eat, speak, develop, can cause pain, and affects their self-esteem.

The return rate of consent forms at your school this year was as follows:  

 

 

# of students

# of consents

percentage of return

Grade 1

49

39

80%

Grade 7

*will be seen in 2016-17 school year

 

 

 This free and accessible service has been a huge success. 

THANK YOU MASSEY PARENTS FOR SENDING IN SUCH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PERMISSION FORMS!!!