Dental Exams Required for School
California law now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. A licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional must do the assessment. The following resources will help you find a dentist and complete this requirement for your child:
1. For a Medi-Cal/Dent-Cal dentist, call: 1 (800) 322-6384; Healthy Families Dentist, call: 1 (800) 880-5305; Healthy Kids Delta Dental dentist, call:1(866) 527-9584.
2. If you do not have health insurance call the San Mateo County Children’s Health Initiative: (650) 573-3595.
3. For extra help, contact the San Mateo County Dental Program at: