Program staff and families are encouraged to explore all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to oral health.
The following materials provide information for Head Start staff and others to help ensure that children receive oral health assessments, follow-up, and treatment.
Regular dental visits are important to keep children’s teeth and mouths healthy and to teach them to value good oral health. Learn about what will happen at the dental clinic.
Visiting the dental clinic keeps children’s teeth and mouth healthy. Learn about how to find a dental clinic and the importance of regular dental visits.
This video offers oral health professionals ways to foster strong relationships with families to promote oral health in young children. Explore how to assess the office environment, develop positive relationships, and partner with Head Start staff. Also, find out about how to receive reimbursement and provide preventive services. The video also talks about teaching and learning techniques for caring for young children, including those with special health care needs.
Use these forms to document dental home information and current oral health status and services; such as diagnostic and preventive services, counseling, restorative and emergency care, and referral to a specialist.