Oral Health Screenings at the Lockhart ISD Schools

Oral Health Screenings at the Lockhart ISD Schools
Posted on 03/21/2018
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Oral Health Screenings at the Lockhart ISD Schools

The Community Health Centers of South Central Texas- Lockhart Family Practice Center and Crescent Dental would like to help improve the oral health of the children at all of the Lockhart ISD campuses by performing oral health screenings on a periodic basis to ascertain that all children are free of pain and have a healthy smile to build a healthy community.  

Proper oral health plays a vital role in maintaining the overall health and wellness of children. The purpose of a screening is to identify normal versus abnormal oral conditions and to make referrals for dental care. If no problems are found, a referral will be given for regular, preventive dental care. If abnormalities are noted, referrals will be given for dental assessment and treatment. Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment are the responsibilities of dentists.

Research has shown that children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school, and perform poorly in school. These findings suggest that improving children's oral health status may be a vehicle to enhancing their educational experience.

More information regarding the oral health screening will be sent home and shared on each campus website. Before summer, we will be able to visit AB Strawn, Plum Creek, and Navarro. We will resume visits to the other schools beginning in September. The goal is to visit all schools before the end of the year.

If you have any questions please call:

Sherrie Edwards, MSN, RN 512-398-0155
sherrie.edwards@lockhart.txed.net

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