KOHA Toolkit

Getting Started

Working with schools

Communicating KOHA to community partners
Working with dental providers (DDS, RDHAP, RDH)
Conducting KOHA 
Reporting Data from the Assessment forms
  • The System for California Oral Health Reporting (SCOHR) is the designated online database for the assessment forms. The CDPH Office of Oral Health has a contract with SCOHR to provide assistance and support to schools and local oral health programs to upload the annual kindergarten oral health assessment report.
  • Why is it important to report data?
    • "These data are particularly useful for the oral health programs at both the state and county level. They will help with identifying what areas have the biggest problem when it comes to children’s oral health, as well as identifying where the burden of oral disease in children is increasing or decreasing. This helps the state and county oral health programs prioritize how and where to prioritize their efforts when it comes to preventing oral disease in children. Additionally, it is very useful for evaluating whether interventions to reduce oral disease in children were effective or not." ~ Office of Oral Health Brendan Darsie, MPH
  • Where can you find data from previous years?
    • California Dental Association (CDA) houses data that has been collected from schools on their website along with many resources on the assessment for parents, schools, and dental professionals
  • KOHA SCOHR Data Input Form Excel Worksheet - this Excel worksheet helps schools and districts track and total the required data from each KOHA form to enter into SCOHR. It is for those schools/districts using the SCOHR Data Input/ Quick Data Input form (for aggregate data). *Please note Tabs 2 and 3 of this Worksheet are locked, and can not be edited by LOHPs or school staff. If your LOHP would like to edit these tabs, please email COHTAC for the password to unlock to unlock those sheets. 
    • Tab 1- KOHA Data Entry Worksheet (tabs on the Excel Worksheet are located at the very bottom of the Worksheet.): As students return KOHA forms during the year, this tab helps track each student’s required data
    • Tab 2- SCOHR Data Input Form format- this tab automatically puts all the data from the first tab into the same format as the SCOHR Data Input Form (the 20 data fields). No data entry is required on this tab. These totals can then be copied and entered into SCOHR. 
    • Tab 3- Data Summary – this tab automatically pulls the data from the other tabs and puts it into a table and graphs to summarize the key KOHA data. No data entry is required on this tab.  

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