Dental Health Promotion is a community based targeted program that provides preventive education and/or preventive services within communities to achieve optimal oral health.
Determines oral health needs of communities and targeting appropriate education and programs to address these needs.
- School Program– Periodic targeted visual oral inspections, one-on-one counselling and oral hygiene skill development as needed, classroom presentations, dental resource kits, teacher workshops, brushing programs for special needs children or classes at high risk for decay, oral health as it relates to tobacco, drugs, oral piercing, eating disorders, diabetes, injury prevention, etc.
- Sealant Program– Sealants provided in schools identified through previous dental screenings to be at a higher risk of dental decay. Grades 1 and 7 students in these schools are eligible with parental consent. Grade 2 and Grade 8 students enrolled the previous year are followed up for retention checks and offered sealants on newly erupted teeth.
- Fluoride Program– Promotion of community water fluoridation, school-based fluoride mouth rinse programs, fluoride varnish programs, tooth brushing programs
- Postnatal Programs- Information packages for new parents, individual referrals from health professionals.
- Pre-School Programs– Dental resource kits, tooth brushing, fluoride varnish and screening programs offered in areas at high risk to decay, presentations available upon request
- Seniors/Special Needs Program– Presentations, displays, workshops and consultations, caregiver in-services on all aspects of oral health, oral cancer self-screening instruction
Referrals for fluoride varnish and anticipatory guidance may be accepted from professionals using the form below. All other requests for services can be directed to the Dental Health Educators at (306)-778-5280.