16160 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
State Law Requires Assessment Before End of First Year
Santa Teresa Dental, where the focus is on one patient at a time using the latest technology and the utmost professionalism, today announced that it offer free oral assessments to help families meet state law requirements for children entering school.
“A child’s health can affect their progress and success in school – and a child with cavities are not as healthy as they could be,” said Dr. Andrew Huang, who owns the Santa Teresa Dental in Morgan Hill. “Cavities are the single most common chronic childhood disease and yet they are completely preventable.”
The state law (AB 1433), which went into effect in 2006, requires that children have a dental check-up by May 31 of their first year in public school, at kindergarten or first grade. Dental evaluations that have happened within the 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. If a dental check-up cannot be obtained, parents may get an excuse from this requirement by filling out the form provided by the child’s school.
Parents can make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Huang for the oral assessment by calling Santa Teresa Dental at (408) 782-6568. The exam will simply identify any cavities or other potential dental problems and notify parents in writing. Dr. Huang will also go over proper oral care with the child and parent.
“Good oral health is important,” said Dr. Huang. “Children need their teeth to eat properly, speak, smile and feel good about themselves.”