Physical and Dental Examinations
The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that school students receive regular physical and dental examinations. The mandated grades are as follows:
- Physical Examinations-Kindergarten, grades 6, 11, and new entrants
- Dental Examinations-Kindergarten, grades 3, 7, and new entrants
To provide continuity of care, it is recommended that your family physician/dentist complete these examinations.
In lieu of a completed examination report by your physician/dentist, the school physician/dentist will complete the necessary examination in school. School dentists and physicians can only examine - not treat or prescribe medication. Parents will be contacted if a problem is identified.