Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA)
California signed into law the Oral Health Assessment requirement (AB 1433) in 2005. AB 1433 requires that children entering public school for the first time (at either kindergarten or first grade) have an oral health assessment performed by a California licensed dentist or registered dental hygienist within 12 months prior to or by May 31 of the child's first year in public school. The ultimate goal of the legislation is to connect children with a dental home.
Families can call 619-692-8808 to learn more or to find a provider in their area.