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Oral Health & Vision

Dental Screening Program

Dental screening is a quick visual inspection by a Registered Dental Hygienist to identify obvious dental conditions that are causing or will cause pain. We screen children in the Porcupine Health Unit area who are 17 years of age or under and notify parents of urgent dental problems. Find more information about our Dental Services.

Vision Screening Program

In accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards, the staff of the Porcupine Health Unit is pleased to offer the Vision Screening Program annually to senior kindergarten students in all schools.

The vision screening program helps to identify potential vision problems in young children whose health and learning may be affected by undetected or untreated conditions. Many vision complications have no symptoms and can easily go unnoticed; fortunately, detecting a vision problem at an early age will have a positive impact on a child’s ability to learn. Find more information about our Vision Screening Program.