After a successful debut last spring, a free dental clinic returns to the Denair Unified School District on Monday.
The district again has partnered with Big Smiles to provide in-school dental care for all our students. Notices that include permission slips went home with students before Christmas.
The mobile dentistry clinic will be on-site in the administration conference room Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Only students whose parents already have returned permission clips will be seen.
The team is comprised of licensed local dentists and dental hygienists. Services include an examination, cleaning, fluoride, X-rays, and sealants. Parents may accompany their children. If not, there will be district employees available to escort them to the dentist.
Each child will receive an oral health report card to take home after the dental visit. Patient care coordinators will contact parents of students needing additional follow-up by mail or phone.
All insurance is accepted, including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low-cost self-pay option is available. And no child will be left unseen due to the inability to pay.
Proactive dental care is a way to keep your child healthy, in school and learning. Children who see a dentist regularly often have fewer health issues such as:
- Early tooth loss caused by dental decay
- Gum disease
- Heart disease
- Impaired speech development