Welcome to our Children’s Section. We hope the information provided here will help you and your children learn more about how to achieve a healthy smile.
- Dr. Joy Gabriel
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS from the ADA (American Dental Association)
ADA Public Service Announcements are 30-second videotaped or animated messages providing oral health prevention and treatment information for patients and consumers. Consumers, dental professionals, and others are encouraged to download the the PSAs.
Kindergarten Oral Health Requirement
New Law Requires Kindergarten Dental Check-up
In 2006, CDA sponsored AB 1433 (Emmerson/Laird). This landmark legislation requires that children have a dental check-up by May 31 of their first year in public school, at kindergarten or first grade. Dental evaluations that have happened within the 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. If a dental check-up cannot be obtained, parents may get an excuse from this requirement by filling out the form provided by the child's school. Copies of the required form are available at the child’s school, at the California Department of Education Web site, or by clicking here.