California students entering pre-K and kindergarten are required to show proof of a dental examination prior to entry into school. Through a new partnership with Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD), The Super Dentists hope to educate local families about the importance of good oral health and help them comply with the law.

More than half of California kindergarteners have dental decay, which has become the most common chronic disease in children today. This staggering statistic is more widespread than childhood obesity, asthma, and diabetes. Childhood dental decay is four times for common than early childhood obesity, five times more common than asthma, and 20 times more common than diabetes, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

“Cavities indicate a bacterial imbalance which can be a sign of serious health issues,” said Dr. Kami Hoss, Co-founder and CEO of The Super Dentists. “Poor oral health can impact a child’s oral and facial growth and development, confidence and psychological health, and long-term physical health and even longevity.”

By the time California’s children reach third grade, 70% have dental decay, causing them to miss 51 million school hours, which can impact their education long term. Some additional, serious stats include:
-1 in 5 California kindergarteners have more than 7 cavities
-70% of California third graders have dental decay
-35% of children brush their teeth less than twice a day

DMUSD welcomes 750 to 1,000 new families each year, many of which are new to California and the dental screening law.

“The Super Dentists is only the sixth corporate entity the district has chosen to officially partner with, because of their longtime commitment to San Diego,” said Jason Romero, DMUSD Assistant Superintendent.

Because oral care is a critical part of essential whole-person healthcare, this partnership will support student achievement and provide mutual assistance and benefits through shared time and resources. The Super Dentists also sponsored the recent DMUSD WOW Families Festival at Sage Canyon School and Park to welcome new students and parents to the area and to give families a chance to meet the principal, teachers, and local businesses and have a little fun before school starts on Aug. 26.

Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, is a renowned author, consultant, inventor, speaker, and philanthropist in the fields of dentistry, healthcare, and education. Twenty-three years ago, he co-founded The Super Dentists with his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri. Their business has become one of the most trusted, top-awarded, and leading pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and parent dentistry practices in Southern California. He is also passionate about educating parents about dental care, oral health, whole-person healthcare, and integrated dental and medical care. Through community programs, events, seminars, and speaking engagements, Dr. Hoss and The Super Dentists team tackle topics like oral health and its impact on pregnancy, airway and sleep, psychological health, and physical health.

For more information visit https://www.TheSuperDentists.com/TheSuperToothbrush, or call (855) GO-SUPER (855-467-8737).