Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment












Lancaster School District Health Services is excited to partner with Gerismiles, a mobile dental hygiene clinic, to complete oral health screenings for kindergarten students per Education Code 49452.8. 


This Education Code requires that proof of an oral health assessment by a dental health professional be presented to the school by May 31st of the kindergarten school year. 


The examination will consist of the dental health professional shining a flashlight into the student's mouth for about 30 seconds.  No dental treatment will be provided as part of this assessment. A record of the assessment will be provided.  


If parents/guardians want to opt their kindergarten students out of the oral health assessment, they need to complete the opt-out form when it is sent home with their students. 


School sites will notify student families of the date of the oral health assessment with an opt-out form.