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What is the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA)?


California Law (AB 1433) requires that children have a dental checkup by May 31 of their first year in school.


Tooth Decay is the number one chronic disease affecting children and the reason for the most school absences. Kids with oral health problems have trouble eating, speaking, smiling, and concentrating in school. They are also more likely to miss more school days and have lower grades.


The KOHA makes sure children are healthy and ready to learn. 

Why is it important?

The Nevada County Oral Health Program coordinates dental screenings with schools to help parents and guardians get their kids screened to be sure they are school ready.

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Lindsey Robinson, DDS (left) and Parker White, DDS (right) help to screen students at Union Hill and Ready Springs. 

More Information and Tools

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This section is designed to help school staff in administering the KOHA requirement.

The System of California Oral Health Reporting (SCOHR) 

Schools are required to report KOHA data. 

SCOHR information and instructions

KOHA presentation for Nevada County Schools



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