Dental Examination Requirements in Illinois

Pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1(1.5), all children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades of any public, private, or parochial school must have a dental examination and must submit proof of that dental examination before May 15th of the school year.

Each public, private, or parochial school must give notice of this dental examination requirement to the parents and guardians of students at least 60 days before May 15th of each school year.

If a child enrolled in the second or sixth grade fails to provide proof of his/her dental examination, then the public, private, or parochial school can hold the child’s report card until: 1) the child presents proof of a completed dental examination; or 2) the child presents proof that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15th.