Deb Barr, the District’s Certified School Dental Hygienist for over 20 years retired this past summer. Deb, a friend, colleague, and mentor has impacted my professional life as an educator, advocate and leader within the dental profession. I have no doubt she has also impacted our West Shore families and community!
As I step into the position as the District’s Certified School Dental Hygienist, I am honored and blessed to continue the legacy which Deb has created.
2020-2021 - Your child(ren) may have brought home 2 dental forms (dental report form, permission slip to receive fluoride varnish treatment).
To remain in compliance with PA DHS state mandate for dental evaluations, The District will require students show evidence of having a dental evaluation in grades 1, 3, and 7. Within the first week of school, parents/care givers of children in grades 1, 3, and 7 will receive a Private Dental Report Form. Please complete and return to teachers/school secretaries.
If this form is not returned or returned without a dentist’s signature, the student will be evaluated by the District’s Certified School Dental Hygienist at no cost to the family.
In addition, the District no longer provides fluoride tablets to students who do not have fluoride in their home water source. Students not having fluoride in their water and/or at risk of dental disease (dental cavities), will be eligible to receive a fluoride varnish treatment at no cost. This form will be available to school secretaries, teachers and myself to share with students/families/caregivers.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above District's Dental Program, policy, or participation, please contact Ms. Donna Murray, the District’s certified school dental hygienist, at [email protected]
or (717) 938-9577 x43007
I look forward to meeting each one of you!
In Health and Smiles,
Donna Murray, RDH, MSDH,
West Shore School District Dental Hygienist