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Oral Health Information : Children's Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. This single day observance became a week-long event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month.

Since 1941, the observance has grown from a two-city event into a nationwide program. NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at numerous armed service bases abroad. Local observances often include poster, coloring, and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.

The American Dental Association produces a program planning kit for its state and local societies and dental alliances to assist them in local promotional efforts. Planning kits include a poster, planning workbook, suggested resources, reproducible handouts, and publicity information. Posters are also available to the dental societies for use in classroom visits.

To order materials for Children's Dental Health Month you can order online from the ADA. For free loan videos contact Tia Hertel at tia@sddental.org or call 605-224-9133. Please keep in mind that our material is available for South Dakota dental offices and organizations only. Other states can order directly from the ADA.
 
For a list of free loan videos click here.
 

SDDA News

District Meetings Scheduled
 

Southern District - Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.

Mitchell – Queen of Peace Hospital

 

Southeastern District - Monday, April 13, 5:30

Sioux Falls - Westward Ho Country Club

 

Northern District – Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.

Webster – Galley Restaurant

 

Black Hills District – Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.

Rapid City – Arrowhead Country Club
 

District meetings provide an opportunity for members to discuss proposed resolutions and other issues affecting dentistry in South Dakota.  The SDDA House of Delegates will meet on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Both meetings will be at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The first draft of resolution and other House agenda items are available here: http://www.sddental.org/house_of_delegates.htm


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