Dental care for school-aged children

We conduct oral health examinations for schoolchildren according to individual needs.

Dental and oral health care for schoolchildren in basic education is part of school health care. During basic education, pupils' mouths and teeth are checked in periodic check-ups at grades 1, 5 and 8. Depending on individual needs, a child or young person may also be invited more frequently to check-ups and treatment. A treatment plan is drawn up for children and young people in connection with the check-ups, which specify the dates of the next appointments with the dental hygienist and dentist as well as the plan for - preventive treatment - self-care - monitoring the development of occlusion - any X-ray imaging - filling teeth and - treatment of gum illnesses. The periodic check-ups are done at the dental clinic or at school, depending on the region. Oral check-ups of schoolchildren are done by a dentist or dental hygienist, and the team caring for the children takes care of the follow-up treatment as per the individual treatment plan. When monitoring the development of occlusion, the child or young person is sent to an orthodontist, if necessary, for an assessment of the need for treatment. Schoolchildren are invited to check-ups either via oral health care or the school.

Conditions for receiving the Service

Children in grades 1, 5 and 8 are invited for oral health examinations but also according to individual needs as determined by an oral health care professional.

The service is free of charge.