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Oral Health and Learning:  When Children’s Oral Health Suffers, So Does Their Ability to Learn

Dental Health is an important piece of a child’s overall health that is often overlooked, particularly if a child has other health issues or is reluctant to visit a dentist. To learn why Dental Health is so important, please check out this 4-page fact sheet from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.


* If a child is entering grades K, 2, 4, 7 or 10, a parent may need to provide a dental health certificate. Upon request, school districts can provide a list of dental providers who offer free or low-cost dental evaluations and/or care. If you need assistance for this you can contact the NYS School Dental Foundation at (518) 465-0044.


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National Center for Medical Home Implementation - For Families and Caregivers

Family members are the primary caregivers and support in a child’s life. Practices and health care organizations that are family-centered provide care in equal partnership with families, caregivers, and children. This page includes tools, resources, and links to information that will assist families in successfully partnering with their child’s medical home. (If you are asked for a username and password, click cancel to bypass this screen and arrive at the resource.)


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