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Canada's tooth fairy national children's oral health foundation of canada

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May 1st 2013

May 1st 2013

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  • 1. .
  • 2. Pediatric Dental Disease Each day, millions of children suffer from this silent epidemic unable to eat, sleep or concentrate in school
  • 3. Pediatric Dental Disease Left untreated, it can have serious consequences low self-esteem infections poor social development educational disparities
  • 4. Pediatric Dental Disease Left untreated, it can have serious consequences and lead to lifelong health problems diabetes heart disease limited employment potential
  • 5. The Statistics •  Early childhood caries is the most common infectious disease in Canadian children Canadian Paediatric Society (2012) http://www.cps.ca/sections/section/oral-health •  An estimated 2.26 million school days missed each year due to dental related illness The PEW Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children. (2010, February) •  4.15 million work days are lost annually due to dental disease Summary Report on the Findings of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009) •  57% of children aged 6-11 years of age have decayed, missing or filled teeth Summary Report on the Findings of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009) •  59% of adolescents have decayed, missing or filled teeth Summary Report on the Findings of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009)
  • 6. National Children’s Oral Health Foundation was created to help eliminate childhood tooth decay and ensure all children can access the comprehensive care they need for healthy, happy, and productive futures.
  • 7. Singularly focused on eliminating children’s preventable suffering from tooth decay Canada’s ToothFairy serves as: EDUCATOR about the importance of oral health PREVENTER of disease PROTECTOR of children
  • 8. ® Program The NCOHF Oral Health Zone is a comprehensive, community-based approach to promoting oral health
  • 9. Engaging all community stakeholders in eliminating pediatric dental disease
  • 10. Non-profit community clinical programs providing services for at-risk children
  • 11. Stand Alone Dental Clinics Partnerships Mobile Units Hospital-based Programs Community Health Programs School Programs University Dental & Dental Hygiene Programs .
  • 12. Engaging professionals Tomorrow s SMILES RDH Esther Wilkins Education Program Students United for Canada s ToothFairy for students in dental professional programs
  • 13. BEFORE Providing at-risk youth with life-changing oral health services AFTER
  • 14. •  Community Education Kit provided for teens to use in community education activities •  Participating teens Pay It Forward by sharing oral health lessons with younger children (local Boys & Girls club, school, daycare center)
  • 15. PROGRAM CHAIR Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD Highlighting caring dentists committed to oral health promotion within their communities
  • 16. CO-CHAIRS Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS Michele Darby, BSDH, MS Anna Pattison, RDH, MS Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS Volunteer dental hygiene professionals and students educating children and families on good oral health practices •  Community Education Kit provided for volunteers and dental hygiene programs •  Participants in Canada, all 50 US states and abroad •  Founded in partnership with Esther Wilkins RDH, DMD, the program chaired by leading dental hygienists
  • 17. CO-CHAIRS Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS Michele Darby, BSDH, MS Anna Pattison, RDH, MS Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS The Esther Wilkins Legacy League positions dental hygienists as oral health leaders and educators in their community.
  • 18. Student volunteers provide preventive services, oral health education and raise funds for local service delivery •  Community Education Kit provided for chapters/clubs •  Fundraising templates to help attract community support
  • 19. Engaging the general public Canada s ToothFairy Kids Club Students United for Canada s ToothFairy for high school and college students
  • 20. It EE! s FR Encouraging good oral health practices for children and families Fun tips, educational activities and personalized letters from the ToothFairy!
  • 21. Students volunteers provide oral health education for young children and raise funds to support delivery of services •  Community Education Kit provided for chapters/clubs •  Fundraising templates to help attract community support
  • 22. Program Resources
  • 23. EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS •  Prenatal through young adult learning levels •  Topics include nutrition, germ transmission prevention and oral hygiene (biofilm control) •  Successfully used for over 6 years by community partners •  Utilized in schools, health fairs, clinics and lobby learning •  Lessons used in Canada, all 50 US states and locations around the world •  Enhanced kit to include lessons on tobacco use, mouth safety, infant care and baby teeth
  • 24. MEDIA SUPPORT Strong partnership with Oral Health Group provides opportunity to reach thousands of dental professionals
  • 25. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS AND TEMPLATES •  Opportunity to participate in national fundraising campaigns (Trick or Treat for Canada s ToothFairy) •  Fundraising ideas and templates for runs, walks, bake sales, movie benefits and rubber duck races.
  • 26. Community Partners
  • 27. Government Agencies Supporting preventive services and message dissemination for oral health education
  • 28. Healthcare Providers Delivering vital oral health and preventive services
  • 29. Civic & Volunteer Groups Identifying need, disseminating oral health messages and raising funds to support service delivery
  • 30. Businesses Supporting community events and activities
  • 31. Faith-based organizations Participating in outreach activities with underserved populations
  • 32. Schools and Other Education Centers Providing oral health education
  • 33. Community Foundations Funding special programs to enhance and expand services
  • 34. Saskatchewan Oral Health Zone •  First Oral Health Zone in Canada •  Serve as a model for other Canadian provinces
  • 35. Saskatchewan Oral Health Zone •  In partnership with University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry •  Breaking cycle of dental disease for the vulnerable children and caregivers of Saskatchewan
  • 36. Together, we can give children the building blocks they need for happy, healthy futures