National Children's Dental Health Month
Each February, the American Dental Association® (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month. Throughout the State of Georgia, schools and dental practices work together to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
Join the Effort.
Brush, Floss, Smile! is the theme for 2023 National Children's Dental Health Month The National Children's Dental Health Month theme for February 2023 will be Brush, Floss, Smile!, according to the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. During this month health care providers and educators promote the importance of good oral health to children, caregivers, teachers, and others, ADA News reported. "Oral health is so important for our youngest, and I feel it is my duty and privilege as a dentist to emphasize brushing, flossing, and other healthy habits so that the children grow up to become healthy adults," said James Mancini, D.M.D, chair of the Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention as well as a Give Kids A Smile ambassador.
The ADA is offering free bilingual posters, and new this year, English- and Spanish-language postcards can be purchased. To learn more about National Children's Dental Health Month, along with other resources, go to ADA.org/ncdhm. Full Story: ADA News (10/19)s
If you need assistance in putting together a dental health month campaign in your community, contact us!
American Dental Association®
Attention: Teachers, Parents, and Dental Hygienists
Visit the American Dental Association website to learn more about National Children’s Dental Health Month and download free materials for educational use:
ADA National Children’s Dental Health Month
Georgia NCDHM Resources & Activities:
Georgia Department of Public Health
Visit the ADHA Resources and browse by category!
National Institute of Health -Resources & Materials
Volunteer Reporting Forms:
State of Georgia: Georgia Board of Dentistry - Volunteer Work Reporting Form
Note: The information presented here is to assist dental hygienists in Georgia through the provision of information, contacts, and ideas for the statewide promotion of oral health improvement through community service.