School Screening Program

Kansas School Oral Health Screening Initiative

The Bureau of Oral Health has implemented a statewide oral health screening program to satisfy the Kansas State Statute for Annual Dental Inspection: K.S.A. 72-6251.

Dentists and dental hygienists in Kansas are providing dental screenings in their own local communities with school nurses sending the results home to parents and guardians. Over a hundred thousand children from pre-K to Grade 12 are being screened annually across Kansas. School nurses send the aggregated data to the Bureau of Oral Health and it is included in our annual reports. School nurses express much appreciation and are thrilled the children are being screened; parents are informed of obvious dental concerns, and children are referred to dental professionals for obvious care needed.

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Screening Report Data

The data collected was from a convenience sample and is not randomized. This may not be representative of the overall population.

  1. School Screening Forms
  2. Related Documents
  3. Maps