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What is the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA)


California Law requires that children have a dental checkup by May 31 of their first year in school. This legislation was put into place to stop problems before they start.


Tooth Decay is the number one chronic disease affecting children. Kids with oral health problems have been shown to have trouble concentrating in school, lower self esteem, trouble speaking and eating, and more.  

Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who do not.

Nurse Checking Girl

More Information and Tools

What is the System of California Oral Health Reporting (SCOHR)?

Schools are required to report KOHA data to the state. 

SCOHR account information and instructions.


KOHA presentation for Nevada County Schools.


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