Aug. 2, 2019
Children’s Oral Health
Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins.
Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.