Dental Health Education


Dental/Oral Health Education

The purpose of the Dental Health Education Program is to promote good oral health to people of all ages. Dental health promotion is a community based program that works with communities to achieve optimal oral health

The Dental Health Educator is responsible for determining the oral health needs of communities and targeting appropriate education and programs to address these needs.

The Dental Health Educator promotes public awareness and knowledge of oral health topics such as:

  • Fluoride P Fissure sealants
  • Oral hygiene instruction P Oral products and dental tools
  • Oral injury prevention P Space maintenance
  • Tobacco products P Oral diseases/oral cancer
  • Nutrition and oral health P Diabetes and oral health care
  • Senior oral care/denture care P Dry mouth

Oral Health is an integral part of over-all health.  Dental disease, one of the most common health problems in the world today, is almost totally preventable.

School-based Program

  • Targeted visual oral screenings every 5 years.
  • One-on-one counselling
  • Oral hygiene skill development as needed
  • Targeted classroom presentations,
  • Oral health resource kits available for teachers to use
  • Teacher workshops/in-services
  • Brushing programs for special needs children or classes at high risk for decay
  • Oral health as it relates to tobacco, drugs, oral piercing, eating disorders, diabetes, injury prevention, etc.

School-based Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program

  • Sealants are offered to all schools identified through previous dental screenings as having higher dental needs.
  • Grades 1 and 7 students in these schools are eligible with parental consent.
  • Grade 2 and Grade 8 students enrolled the previous year are followed up for retention checks and offered sealants on newly erupted teeth.

Fluoride Program

  • Promotion of community water fluoridation, school-based fluoride mouthrinse programs, fluoride varnish programs for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age.

Infant Oral Health Programs

  • Oral health information along with a toothbrush is provided to new parents at home visits and follow-up appointments at child health clinics.
  • Lift the lip program provided by Public Health Nurses.
  • Consultation with parents and families upon request.
  • Individual referrals from health professionals.
  • Interactive oral health kits for pre-natal and parenting classes.

Pre-School Programs

  • Oral health resource kits offered
  • Fluoride varnish and screening programs offered in areas at high risk to decay
  • Presentations available upon request

Seniors/Special Needs Program

  • Presentations upon request
  • Displays and consultations
  • Caregiver in-services on all aspects of oral health
  • oral cancer self-screening instruction


Consultation and resource information to individuals, groups and health professionals

Health Promotion/Public Education

Public awareness of oral health issues through printed material, healthy public policy, media, health fairs, displays, website etc.

Heartland Dental Report 2008_Final_2010_Sask Community Fluoride Data 2010Sask Ministry of Health 2013-2014  Dental Screening ReportSaskatchewan Dental Screening Report 2008-09

Oral health resources:

Contact your local Dental Health Educator at 306.882.6413 ext 3 option 1 for more information.

Teachers click below for important educational resources regarding Dental health

Dental Health Education Resource Manual

Teacher Resource

Parent and Health Professional Resources

Here are some links to resource booklets that you can download off the site in PDF
or – SMILE – Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body Booklet PDF

Dental Health Tearsheets


Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

Well Wishes
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