Dentists and dental hygienists are providing oral health screenings to more than one hundred thousand school-aged children across Kansas each year. The screenings are provided at school, and parents or guardians are informed of any identifiable concerns and referred to dental professionals in their local community to receive further care if needed.
School nurses play a critical role in this partnership and have expressed much appreciation for the school screening program. Nurses send the aggregated data to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Oral Health so that it can be included in their annual reports and in fulfillment of the Kansas State Statute for Annual Dental Inspection.
If you are a dentist or dental hygienist that would like to volunteer at your local school, or if you are a school who would like to participate in oral health screenings, email the Bureau of Oral Health.
Screening Report Data
The data collected was from a convenience sample and is not randomized. This may not be representative of the overall population.