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Illinois to Require School Dental Exams

Springfield, IL – A new law requires a dental exam by the end of the Kindergarten, second and sixth grade students in Illinois. The bill covers both public and private school students. Gary Johnson of the Illinois Dental Society says the measure could help prevent absences. Parents will have until the end of the school year to have the exams completed. The state is preparing forms that will be used in the program.