dental / childrens Oral Health Initiative (cohi)

Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)

Ultimate goals of COHI:

  • Improve oral health for children which supports the overall general health

  • Increase the number of children free of tooth decay

  • Reduce the need to use general anaesthetics for treatment of tooth decay

  • Teach and support the parent/caregiver to prevent dental disease for themselves and their children

  • Introduce children to dentistry in a positive way

 

Six Fundamental ideas of COHI

  1. Encourage early first dental visits

  2. Prevent and manage tooth decay

  3. Promote regular dental visits

  4. Explain the disease process -stressing the infectious nature

  5. Teach and promote the use of simple preventive techniques

  6. Develop strong partnerships within the communities to promote good oral hygiene

 

Who is Eligible for COHI

  • First Nations and Inuit Children age 0-7 years

  • Parents/caregivers of children age 0-7 years

  • Prenatal women

 

COHI Services

  1. Dental Screening

  2. Fluoride Varnish Application

  3. Sealants

  4. One-on-one education sessions on oral health self-care practices-part of every COHI interaction

 

What we know

  • Greater ability to prevent disease

  • Improved products with proven results

  • Less painful techniques

  • Ability to build capacity and knowledge at the community level

  • With focus on infants and young children

West Region Treaty 2 & 4

HEALTH SERVICES

Head Office

Skownan First Nation

P.O. Box 104

Skownan, MB  R0L 1Y0

Phone: 204-628-3333

Sub-Office

Unit 16 - 2nd Floor

317 Main St. North

Dauphin, MB  R7N 1C5

Phone: 204-622-9400

Fax: 204-622-9449

Toll Free: 1-866-385-9400

WRTH Sub-Office