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GraceMed Dental Screening
GraceMed Dental Screening
Circle Benton Elementary
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Bureau of Oral Health has implemented a statewide oral screening program to satisfy The Kansas State Statute of Dental Inspection, K.S.A. 72-5201. Dental screening services within Circle USD 375 schools are provided annually by The GraceMed Dental Outreach Team. Dental screenings consist of a very brief visual inspection of your child’s oral cavity with a flashlight. Your child will bring home the results of the screening. If there are any urgent needs that require immediate attention, you will receive a phone call or e-mail from Nurse Michelle. 

All students in Circle USD 375 schools will receive a free dental screening during the 2019-2020 school year. Extended care services require parental/guardian consent and include cleaning, fluoride varnish and sealants. No x-rays, exams, or restorative services such as fillings or tooth removal will be provided. Consent forms were sent home with your child and will need to be returned to school by Friday, September 27th, 2019 if you wish for your child to receive Extended Care Services.

Oral health is an important part of your child’s overall health and is a critical component in their ability to learn and succeed at school. If you do not wish for your child to be screened, you must contact the CBE office/or Nurse Michelle before Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the day of the GraceMed visit at CBE. Every child will receive a toothbrush regardless of whether they are screened or not. 

School screenings and fluoride services DO NOT take the place of a dental exam or include x-rays. Please continue to have your child see a dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups! 

If you have any questions about the dental screening process, please contact mswift@usd375.org or call the CBE office at 316-778-1151