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Enhanced Preventive Dental Services

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Oct 24th 2016

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Enhanced Preventive Dental Services

  1. 1. Enhanced Preventive Dental Services Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition Regina, SK October 24, 2016
  2. 2. Enhanced Preventive Dental Services OVERVIEW
  3. 3. EPDS Program • In 2011, Government committed 1.4 million dollars through the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative • To date - $7.1 million to support the Enhanced Preventive Dental Services Initiative.
  4. 4. Goals of the EPDS: • To reduce dental decay • To contribute to the healthy development of at risk mothers, infants, preschool and school age children • To reduce the rate of oral surgeries on children under general anaesthesia in hospital setting.
  5. 5. Enhanced Preventive Dental Services 1. Oral health assessments provided through Child Health Clinics of children starting at two months to age five; 2. Consultation to pre-post natal women whom are identified at high risk; 3. Referral for follow-up to an appropriate oral health professional for children with treatment needs; 4. Follow-up in the community by regional dental health staff for children who have dental treatment under general anesthesia in hospitals; 5. Fluoride varnish; 6. Dental sealants
  6. 6. 2015-16 Data Year 5 data has been collected by health regions and will be submitted to the Ministry in November.
  7. 7. Evaluation Data 2013-14 2014-15 # schools identified at risk (approx.) 306 317 # schools participated (approx.) 234 226 # Students assessed 10,292 9,931 # Sealants placed 26,837 25,340 # students who received Fluoride varnish 9,989 9,295 # Referrals for treatment 3,519 3,075
  8. 8. Evaluation Objectives Target Actual Yr 3 Yr 4 50% of eligible Grade 2 students consent to services 65% 72% 65% of Grade 1s receive fluoride varnish 92% 91% 65% of Grade 1s receive sealants 64% 66% 65% of Grade 1 receive OHI 97% 100%
  9. 9. Evaluation Objectives Target Actual Yr 3 Yr 4 100% of eligible schools contacted 96% 89% 95% of at-risk schools participating 76% 71%
  10. 10. FLUORIDE VARNISH Target • 15,000 at risk children receive a fluoride varnish Yr 3 Yr 4 Up to 6 years old 10,721 13,775 Grade 1, 2, 7, 8 9,989 9,295 % of annual target 100%+ 100%+
  11. 11. Dental Sealants Target • 3,600 children receive a sealant Yr 3 Yr 4 # of Children 6,574 6,172 # of Sealants 26,837 25,340 % of annual target 100%+ 100%+
  12. 12. 2016-17 Budget Funding approved for 2016/17
  13. 13. Thank you

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