California Dental Exam required for Kindergarten/1st Graders?Submitted by magnified on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 06:31
So, there's a law saying I've gotta take my kid to the dentist and have the dentist sign off on them whether they need dental work or not. OH but they'll pay for it if I can't pay for it? Our little girl has a few cavities and so we took her to the dentist, my wife then asked if I had brought with this form that we need for kindergarten and I didn't, so she brought it to me at the office. After they signed off on it I noticed that th ere's a "Waiver of Oral Health Assessment" and you have a few options:
1 I am unable to find a dental office that will take my child's insurance plan
2 i cannot afford an oral health assessment for my child
3 i do not wish my child to receive an oral health assessment.
4 optional: other reasons my child could not get an oral health assessment_________________.
What should I do? Is it really any of their business if my little girl has cavities? If I check #3 will I get a visit from child serv.? I feel like putting #4 and "Natural right to privacy"