NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5141 Northfield, New Jersey
DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
The dental health program is part of the total health program and is taught in all grades.
In grades K-5, the school nurse will have primary responsibility for the program, with teachers assisting as part of the instructional team. In grades 6-7-8, science teachers will have primary responsibility for the program, using the school nurse and local members of the dental profession to teach specific topics related to their area of specialization. Units from the provided list are taught in the classroom environment, using free dental health materials from commercial companies and science/health textbooks, videos, internet materials, transparencies and duplicated materials provided by the school district. The use of other instructional materials and a variety of methods is encouraged to make the program relative to the interests and abilities of the children.