Oral Health Assessment, Follow-Up, and Treatment – Head Start


The following materials provide information for Head Start staff and others to help ensure that children receive oral health assessments, follow-up, and treatment. This includes:

  • Establishment of a dental home, an ongoing source of preventive and primary care with diagnostic testing, examination, and treatment
  • Medications, aids, or equipment for dental conditions
  • Preventive measures, such as topical fluoride treatments and fluoride supplements
  • Services addressing the child’s Individual Family Service Plan and the Individualized Education Program

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/health/Health/Oral%20Health/Oral%20Health%20Program%20Staff/AssessmentFollo.htm