Our Region One School Dental Program
I am pleased to inform you Brooker Memorial will again provide an in-school dental program focusing on preventative care to all children in grades K-8 in Region One elementary schools. Children in grades K-8 will be offered dental cleanings, caries risk assessments, fluoride and sealants at school during the 2015-2016 school year. The program is open to all students at no cost to your family, whether or not they have dental insurance. This program is made possible through a partnership of the participating schools, The Foundation for Community Health in Sharon and The Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial, Inc. in Torrington.
A registered dental hygienist from The Brooker Memorial Children’s Dental Center will provide these services to your child. If your child needs sealants, they will be scheduled to see the hygienist again at school on another day. If your child needs to see a dentist for additional treatment, this will be detailed on the report the hygienist will mail to you after your child’s visit. If your child maintains regular dental appointments with your family dentist or Brooker Memorial, you are still entitled to participate in this program. The goal of the program is to make it easier for families to obtain dental care for their children. We know it can be difficult to take time off from work and travel long distances for dental care.
All children in grades kindergarten through eight will participate in an educational school dental program presented by Brooker’s Dental Staff. This will introduce them to the dental program and get them excited to see the hygienist. If you would like your child to receive preventive dental care through this program, simply fill out the information and consent forms included in this packet and return them to the school nurse.
If you would like more information about the school dental program, please call your school nurse or Brooker Memorial at 860-489-1328. Remember, there is no cost to families for your child to participate. We look forward to providing dental care to your child!
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