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School Visits

Our dental team visits elementary schools in Brantford and Brant County every year to check up on students’ oral health in accordance with the Oral Health Protocol, 2018 and the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Regulation 570. Prior to the screenings, letters are sent home to the parents/guardians of those students in the grades being screened – depending on the school, this could include JK, SK, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 7.  


  • The screening is a quick look in your child’s mouth by a Registered Dental Hygienist using a dental mirror. 
  • A different sterilized mirror is used for each child. The hygienist will complete routine COVID-19 screening daily and will be wearing masks and practicing appropriate hand hygiene between each child.
  • Our school screenings do not replace any needed visits with your family dentist - If you have a current concern about your child’s mouth please follow up with a dentist, do not wait for the school screening visit.


  • The screening is to let you and your child know if there is any concern that may indicate a dental problem that could require a follow up visit to the dentist.
  • Public health will help to cover the cost of the dental visits if needed. 
  • These school screening visits allow public health to collect data on the dental health of each school.

What happens next?

  • Every child screened will receive a “report card” from the dental hygienist to communicate the findings.
  • If the screening identifies a concern that could indicate a dental problem, the report card will outline the appropriate next steps. 

It is very important that your child be part of the school dental screening program, however, if you do not wish for your child to take part in a scheduled dental screening clinic at your child’s school, there is a process for opting out - please click here to access the opt-out form. 

If your child is home-schooled but you would still like to access the dental screening, this can be scheduled at the Brant County Health Unit. 

Please contact the Brant County Health Unit Dental Program at 519-753-4937 ext. 450 or with any questions or concerns. 

The school-based dental screening clinics that were initially scheduled in December and January were postponed due to BCHU’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We are in the process of rescheduling these clinics and as dates are confirmed they will be listed below. If you do not see your child’s school listed than a date has not yet been confirmed - please check back.


Agnes Hodge Public School
April 4 & 5
Bellview Public School
May 12​
​Blessed Sacrament School
​April 19
​Branlyn Community School
March 29​
​Cedarland Public School
​May 10
​Christ the King School
​April 25
​Cobblestone Elementary School
​May 3 & 4
Ecole Confédération
​April 5 & 6
​École Dufferin
May 17
​Grandview Public School
​April 19
​Greenbrier Public School
​April 21
​James Hillier Public School​April 26
​King George School
​April 27
​Mt. Pleasant School
​April 26
​Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School
​April 29
Onondaga Brant School
​April 20
Prince Charles Elementary School
​April 28
​Resurrection School
​May 10
​Russell Reid Public School
May 19​
​Ryerson Heights Elementary School
​May 16 & 17
​Sacred Heart School
​April 11 &12
​St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary SchoolMay 2​
​St. Patrick School​May 3
​St. Pius X Catholic Elementary School
​April 28
​Saint Theresa School
​May 5
​Elementary School Catholic Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys
​May 18
​Walter Gretzky Elementary School​March 29 & 30
Woodman-Cainsville School
​March 28

Dental Services
519-753-4937 ext. 450