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Kindergarten Oral Health Exam Requirement

California law (EC 49452.8) requires children entering kindergarten or first grade, whichever is the child’s first year in public school, have an oral health exam and present a certificate signed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional by May 31 of that school year. Oral health assessments that occurred within 12 months prior to school entry meet this requirement. If the child does not receive this exam, the parent must file a waiver stating the reason the certificate was not obtained. This service may be available at little or no cost through insurance provided by Medi-Cal: 781-1600 or 888-747-1222.

Oral Health Parent Letter

Oral Health Assessment Form

Carta para Padres de Salud Oral

Formulario de Evaluación de Salud Oral

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