Dental Screening - January 18, 2019

posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:09 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

Suzanne Gravel, a registered dental hygienist with Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor on January 18, 2019*, for 3 classes of grade seven and other children as necessary.  If your child's grade/class is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school.  All children screened will bring home a report.  Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done.  The screening helps identify children with oral problems, dental needs and pain.  Free dental care may be possible, if eligible.  THE SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST.  *Some date(s) may be subject to change.

This dental screening is provided in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  Personal health information collected during the screenings will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering and managing screening services for statistical purposes provided under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018).

Information may be used and shared among Ontario Public Health authorized employees in the provision of dental screening services.  Questions concerning the dental screening, the collection and use of this information or if you want to have your child excluded, call the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400 - 1580 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON  Tel:  613-580-2424 ext 26376.