Why Oral Health Screenings in Schools Matter

Conducting oral health screenings in schools is critically important to help children be healthy. Sherry Laliberte, the coordinator of the Maine CDC School Oral Health Program, wanted to publicize awareness about this during February 2022, Children’s Dental Health Month, but the news anchor who contacted her thought it would be more interesting to focus on one individual child. Read this story about how a routine screening by the School Oral Health Program helped uncover undiagnosed kidney disease in a child.