Department of Health seeks feedback on Children’s Oral Health Program
The Department of Health is asking Nunavummiut to provide feedback on the Nunavut Children’s Oral Health Program to improve preventative dental care in children across Nunavut. Community members and parents or guardians with children under 12 who have received a dental checkup, teeth cleaning, or fluoride treatment from the Children’s Oral Health Program are invited to participate.
The survey aims to gather information on community dental needs, challenges in accessing dental services, and areas for improvement. Feedback will help the Department of Health understand and address community dental needs and improve current approaches and services.
Through the Children’s Oral Health Program, eligible children receive a minimum of one annual dental visit from a team of dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. The program also hires Community Oral Health Coordinators to be program representatives in each community.
Services include dental screenings, sealants, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatment, and referrals for further treatment. The program operates in schools, health centres, daycares, community centres, and health fairs.
To participate in the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NUChildrensOHP-English
Department of Health