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Vision Testing and Dental Screening Coming To Saint John XXIII: October 10, 2018

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:53 PM by Stephen Gay
Ottawa Public Health staff will provide dental and vision screenings on October 10, 2018*. 



A registered dental hygienist will provide a non-invasive dental screening using a tongue depressor for students in grades JK, SK, grade 2, grade 4 and other children as necessary. The screening helps identify children with oral problems, dental needs and pain. All children screened will bring home a report.  Free dental care for children identified with dental needs may be available for low-income families. Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish to have him/her seen by the dental hygienist, please advise the school. THE DENTAL SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST. 



Ottawa Public Health staff will provide a non-invasive vision screening for Senior Kindergarten students.  The vision screening is a series of short tests to detect if a child has eye problems.  All children screened will bring home a report.  THE VISION SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM WITH AN OPTOMETRIST. 


These screenings are provided in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards established by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Personal and personal health information collected during the screenings will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering and managing screening services, and for statistical purposes, provided under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018). Information may be used and shared among authorized Ottawa Public Health employees who provide dental and vision screening services.  Questions concerning the dental and vision screenings, the collection and use of personal and personal health information or the exclusion of your child from the dental and/or vision screening can be forwarded to the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.: 613-580-2424 ext 26376.