Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment

The Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) ensures all children are healthy and ready for school. Similar to school screenings for vision and hearing, California has a law that strongly encourages children receive an oral health screening as part of school entry by their first year of school in either kindergarten or first grade. There are two ways to complete the screening, either at a dental office or through a school program.

We are excited to help local oral health jurisdictions reach out to schools and dental providers to support this important effort! 

For additional promotional materials for schools and providers, please visit our KOHA Toolkit


New KOHA forms are being developed and will be available during this upcoming school year. The updates have clarified some of the wording on the forms and have changed some of the formattings, but most of the content is the same as the old/current forms. The System for California Oral Health Reporting (SCOHR), will have guidance for entering data from the old forms for those children whose data are collected before the new forms are released. Similarly, historical data from previous school years can also be entered into SCOHR as well. When the new forms are released, SCOHR will develop training videos and a user guide for entering the KOHA data using the new forms.