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Health Literacy in Dentistry

October is Health Literacy Month

Celebrate Health Literacy Month with the ADA! For more information on health literacy please check out and

Health Literacy Essay Contest

For more information on the contest rules, talking points, and evaluation rubric please check out the link below. The deadline to submit your essay is Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Health Literacy Essay Contest 2017 

Other Health Literacy Resources

What is Health Literacy in Dentistry?

Increasing the Dental Team's Knowledge about Health Literacy

Improving the Health Literacy Environment of the Dental Office

Consumer Education

For additional information, please contact

Sharee Clough, RDH, MS Ed
Manager, Preventive Health Activities
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations