Resources for 2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month


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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year the Campaign for Dental Health joins the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Oral Health in presenting an advocacy toolkit for pediatricians and health professionals serving children.

The Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit was designed to help busy professionals improve oral health access by advocating for kids’ oral health in their practices, communities, and at the state and federal levels. Each Area of Focus includes a suggested action, and suggestions for social and traditional media are provided.

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To get started, join us on at 3:00 pm CST on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for Adding Oral Health to Your Advocacy Agenda, a one-hour webinar. Participants will learn the general landscape of oral health advocacy from the Children’s Dental Health Project; hear from a pediatrician, pediatric resident, and dentist who are experienced oral health advocates; and get an update from AAP Federal Affairs staff. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe why it is important for pediatricians and dental professionals to advocate for oral health at every level.
  • Learn about resources for advocacy from the Children’s Dental Health Project and AAP Federal Affairs staff.
  • Learn from the experience of pediatricians and dentists, including a Chapter Oral Health Advocate, a resident, and a public health dentist, who have been successful at advocacy for oral health issues.
  • Understand and learn how to act on key oral health advocacy issues.

Follow this link to register.

Be sure to visit the Campaign for Dental Health Share page to download and share memes from 2016 and 2017 National Children’s Dental Health Month celebrations!