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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

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2018 NCDHM Campaign

The February 2018 National Children's Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA and Crest + Oral B. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan, “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile”.

Order 2018 NCDHM Posters Now

2018 NCDHM Poster

The 2018 NCDHM poster is brought to you by the ADA and Crest + Oral B. Join the "Tooth Team" in promoting oral health with their message, "Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile". Posters are 11"x 17", English on the front and Spanish on the back. Each pack contains 25 posters, orders are limited to 8 packs (200 posters). For orders larger than 200 posters, please call Sharee Clough, Manager, Preventive Health Activities (CAAP) at 312.440.2775.

Download Posters (available in 8.5"x11" or 11"x17"):  

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Poster in English
Picture of NCDHM 2018 Poster in Spanish
           8.5"x11"/ Letter Size            8.5"x11"/ Letter Size
           Download Flyer            Download Flyer (Spanish)
           11"x17" / Poster Size
           11"x17" / Poster Size
           Download Poster
           Download Poster (Spanish)

2018 NCDHM Program Planning Guide

The NCDHM Program Planning Guide provides program coordinators, dental societies, teachers, and parents with resources to promote the benefits of good oral health to children. The guide includes easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much, much more. 

Download the 2018 NCDHM Program Planning Guide 


Publicity Resources

There are many ways to publicize your oral health messages, events and activities. Here are some ideas that will help you get your messages placed:

Develop a list of the local newspapers, radio and television stations. Many libraries have media directories (such as Bacon's), which include addresses, phone numbers, names of editors or producers, and circulation or broadcast information.

The local phone directory is a good resource for locating news outlets. Don't forget community news or "free" papers, which often feature community events.

Press releases are bulletins that provide general information about a specific topic (sealants, mouth guards, early childhood caries, etc.) or an upcoming event, such as a dental health screening.

News articles should be typed, double-spaced, on organization letterhead or sent by email.

Good outlets for news releases include:

  • daily and weekly newspapers and Sunday newspaper supplements
  • newsprint shopping guides
  • hospital newsletters
  • library bulletin boards
  • health club newsletters
  • church bulletins
  • chamber of commerce newsletters

To download information about additional ways to publicize your program review the links below.

Fun Activity Sheets for Kids (English)

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Crossword in English

Crossword Activity (PDF)

Picture of 2018 Coloring Activity in English

  Coloring Sheet (PDF)

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Brushing Calendar in English Calendar Activity (PDF)

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Connect the Dots Activity in EnglishConnect The Dots Activity (PDF)

Hojas de Actividades Divertidas para Niños (Español) 

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Crossword in Spanish

Actividad de Crucigrama (PDF)

Picture of 2018 Coloring Activity in Spanish

Actividad de color (PDF)

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Brushing Calendar in EnglishActividad de calendario (PDF)

Picture of NCDHM 2018 Connect the Dots Activity in SpanishActividad de Conecta Los Puntos  (PDF)


Full Sets of Activity Sheets