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Health Unit Urges Seniors, Parents, to Seek Dental Screening

August 7, 2020
by Windsor Star


With in-school dental screening for thousands of young children in jeopardy this year, public health is asking parents to have their kids’ teeth assessed by appointment.

Because the 2019-20 school year was cut short, public health staff were unable to complete in-school dental screening on the thousands of elementary school kids in Grade 2 and junior and senior kindergarten who they would have normally assessed and, in some cases, referred for further treatment. Medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed said on Thursday the health unit will need to see if in-school dental screening will be possible amid the many changes proposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools for the 2020-21 school year.

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