Dental and eye examinations

  • Dental regulations

    According to state law, all Illinois children in kindergarten, second and sixth grades are required to have an oral-health examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination and he/she must sign the Proof of Dental Examination Form to document the exam. Each child must present proof of the examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the school year. The examination must have been completed within 18 months of the May 15 deadline. This documentation should be turned in to the health office at your child’s school. A student's report card may be held until proof of a completed dental examination, or proof that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15, is offered.

    If you are having difficulty locating a dentist in the area, the DuPage County Health Department Dental Program has hired additional dentists to staff children’s dental clinics during the school year. You may contact the Dental Health Program at (630) 682-7979, extension 7776. The College of DuPage Dental Hygiene program also performs low-cost dental exams. Exams at the college can be scheduled by calling (630) 942-3250.

    If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact CCSD 89 District Nurse Sandy Lawinger or the nurse in the health office at your child’s school.


    Eye exam regulations

    An eye examination is required for all children enrolling in kindergarten and any student enrolling for the first time in school in Illinois. The child must be examined within the previous year by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a licensed optometrist before October 15 of the school year. A student's report card may be held until proof of a completed eye examination, or proof that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15, is offered.