State law addresses dental screening.
Dental Screening - Resources and Information
This page coveres dental screenings in the state, and has two downloadable documents providing further information and guidelines for schools
Oregon Administrative Rules 333-028-0320 Local School Dental Sealant Programs: Certification Requirements
(6) A Local School Dental Sealant Program must offer, at a minimum, dental sealant services to students regardless of insurance status, race, ethnicity or socio-economic status in these grade levels: (a) Elementary school students in first and second grades or second and third grades; and (b) Middle school students in sixth and seventh grades or seventh and eighth grades.
Oregon Revised Statutes 336.213 Dental screenings; reports; rules
(2)(a) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, each education provider shall require a student who is seven years of age or younger and who is beginning an educational program with the education provider for the first time to submit certification that the student received a dental screening within the previous 12 months.
Oregon Revised Statutes 431A.725 Qualifying schools; certification; rules
Using evidence-based data and best practices, the Oregon Health Authority shall promote oral health throughout this state by ensuring the availability of dental sealant programs to students attending school in this state. To fulfill its duties under this section, the authority shall:
- (1) Screen, and ensure the provision of dental sealants to, appropriate student populations who attend an elementary school or a middle school in which at least 40 percent of all students attending the school are eligible to receive assistance under the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.
Oregon School Nurse Manual
This document outlines the responsibilities of school nurses in the state of Oregon, as well as the larger health advocacy models the state follows. State law requires that schools are involved in dental and health screenings. Most of the funding for this goes to children 0-3. Vision and hearing screenings are also required.