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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

2021 NCDHM Campaign

The February 2021 National Children's Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

2021 NCDHM Poster

The 2021 NCDHM poster is brought to you by the ADA. This year's NCDHM campaign slogan is "Water, Nature's Drink!". Posters are 12"x18", English on the front and Spanish on the back. One pack contains 25 posters, orders are limited to 8 packs (200 posters). For orders larger than 200 posters, please email Elaine Barone, Coordinator (CAAP) at

Order the 2021 NCDHM Poster

Download Posters (available in 12"x18" and 8.5"x11"):  

2021 Poster Thumbnail

12"x18" Poster Size
Download Poster

8.5"x11"/ Flyer Size
Download Flyer

2021 Poster Thumbnail Spanish

12"x18"/ Poster Size
Download Poster (Spanish)

8.5"x11"/ Flyer Size
Download Flyer (Spanish)

2021 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 2021 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)

2021 Crossword Thumbnail

Crossword Activity (PDF)

2021 Coloring Page Thumbnail

 Coloring Sheet (PDF)

2021 Calendar Thumbnail

 Calendar Activity (PDF)

2021 Maze Thumbnail

Maze Activity (PDF)

Hojas de Actividades Divertidas para Niños (Español) 

2021 Crossword Thumbnail Spanish

Actividad de Crucigrama (PDF)

2021 Coloring Thumbnail Spanish

Actividad de color (PDF)

2021 Calendar Thumbnail Spanish

Actividad de calendario (PDF)

2021 Maze Thumbnail Spanish

Actividad de laberinto (PDF)

Full Sets of Activity Sheets

  • NCDHM History