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Dental Screening School Health Reports


To monitor students' oral health along with other health indicators to ensure disparities are recognized and addressed because academic performance is linked to a student's overall health and oral health.

Key Information

Schools are required to submit aggregate kindergarten and third grade dental screening data to Rhode Island Department of Health.

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How data are collected

Each year, school nurses are required to complete and submit the dental screening information about the students in kindergarten and third grade students through a web-based school reporting tool.

Key Findings, 2017-2018 school year