Did you know that the state of California has made it a requirement to have every child get an oral health assessment completed by a dentist before enrolling in the first year of public school*? To make this as easy as possible on you and your family, Dr. Allen Job and the All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry team will complete your child’s oral health assessment form during the checkup appointment! No need to come back to our San Diego, CA office to pick up the form on another day!
During the checkup appointment, your child will be introduced to healthy techniques and choices to prevent dental decay (cavities). This includes brushing techniques and dietary recommendations. If this is your child’s first dental visit, it will allow him or her to get comfortable with having a checkup and teeth cleaning done on a regular basis. Starting your child early with a dental checkup gives him or her a fighting chance to prevent dental decay.
The deadline for San Diego, CA was May 31, 2015 for new enrollment into public school for the 2015-2016 school year. This deadline has passed; however, numerous children still need to get this form completed. A child cannot enrolled in his/her first year of public school without this form. We recommend calling our San Diego, CA dental office to schedule a new-patient appointment for your child as soon as possible.
*This oral assessment form is a requirement by California law (Education Code Section 49452.8) which states that a child must have a dental checkup by May 31 of his/her first year in public school. If your child is attending a Head Start program or private school, please check with your child’s school to see if they require an oral health assessment.