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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

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2019 NCDHM Campaign

The February 2019 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.

This year's NCDHM campaign slogan is "Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile"

2019 NCDHM Poster

Order the 2019 NCDHM Poster 

The 2019 NCDHM poster is brought to you by the ADA. Join the "Smile Builders" in promoting oral health with their message, "Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile". Posters are 12"x18", 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 12"x18" and 8.5"x11"):  



           12"x18"/ Poster Size            12"x18"/ Poster Size
           Download Poster            Download Poster (Spanish)
           8.5"x11"/ Flyer Size            8.5"x11"/ Flyer Size
           Download Flyer             Download Flyer (Spanish)

2019 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 2019 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)


Crossword Activity (PDF)


  Coloring Sheet (PDF)


 Calendar Activity (PDF)


Maze Activity (PDF)

Hojas de Actividades Divertidas para Niños (Español) 


Actividad de Crucigrama (PDF)


Actividad de color (PDF)


Actividad de calendario (PDF)


Actividad de laberinto (PDF)


Full Sets of Activity Sheets