National Children's Dental Health Month
February is also National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), which the ADA created to raise awareness and advocacy for the importance of good dental health for all children, youth and teens.
This year's National Children's Dental Health Month poster features the campaign's slogan "GET A GOLD MEDAL SMILE," available in both English and Spanish. The ADA offers free downloadable oral health resources for dentists, dental team members, school nurses and teachers to provide fun tools to promote the benefits of good oral health to children. The program planning guide includes easy-to-do classroom activities, program planning timetable tips and much more. The ADA's messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.
Editors: Most Give Kids A Smile events require advanced registration, usually through schools and social service clubs and agencies. For more information, visit http://www.ada.org/givekidsasmile.aspxAbout the American Dental Association The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association ( JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org . About Smile Kentucky! The Louisville-based program, Smile Kentucky! began in 2002 as a community partnership to provide free dental education and dental screenings at school and free, comprehensive treatment to underserved children. Smile Kentucky! includes over 150 partners and since 2002 has provided over $1 million dollars of free dentistry. The education program is now part of a statewide effort. For more information about Smile Kentucky, visit www.SmileKentucky.com . Related Links: Smile Kentucky! Give Kids A Smile University of Louisville School of Dentistry Smile Kentucky! Fact Sheet