Referral and Follow-Up

Referral and Follow-Up

Involving School Nurses and/or School-Based Health Centers

If a school nurse is available or the school houses a school-based health center, school-based dental sealant program staff can provide the nurse or school-based health center administrator with a list of students with oral health needs. The nurse or administrator is likely to be in contact with parents about students’ health problems. In addition, students experiencing oral pain at school will be sent to the nurse’s office or the school-based health center. It can be helpful for program administrators to provide the nurse and/or school-based health center administrator with a list of dentists or safety net dental clinics that are willing to provide emergency care, as well as a list of dental-home-referral sources, as mentioned previously.

 

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