.
Pediatric Dental Disease
Each day, millions of children suffer from this silent epidemic

unable to eat,

sleep

or concen...
Pediatric Dental Disease
Left untreated, it can have serious consequences

low self-esteem

infections
poor social develop...
Pediatric Dental Disease
Left untreated, it can have serious consequences
and lead to lifelong health problems

diabetes
h...
The Statistics
•  Early childhood caries is the most common infectious disease
in Canadian children
Canadian Paediatric So...
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
was created to help eliminate childhood
tooth decay and ensure all children can...
Singularly focused on eliminating
children’s preventable suffering from tooth decay

Canada’s ToothFairy serves as:
EDUCAT...
®
Program

The NCOHF Oral Health Zone
is a comprehensive, community-based
approach to promoting oral health
Engaging all community stakeholders in
eliminating pediatric dental disease
Non-profit community clinical programs
providing services for at-risk children
Stand Alone
Dental Clinics

Partnerships

Mobile Units

Hospital-based
Programs

Community Health
Programs

School
Program...
Engaging professionals
Tomorrow s SMILES
RDH Esther Wilkins Education Program
Students United for Canada s ToothFairy
for ...
BEFORE	


Providing at-risk youth with
life-changing oral health services
AFTER
•  Community Education Kit provided for
teens to use in community education
activities
•  Participating teens Pay It Forwa...
PROGRAM CHAIR
Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Highlighting caring dentists committed to oral
health promotion within th...
CO-CHAIRS
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS
Michele Darby, BSDH, MS
Anna Pattison, RDH, MS
Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS

Volunteer de...
CO-CHAIRS
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS
Michele Darby, BSDH, MS
Anna Pattison, RDH, MS
Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS

The Esther W...
Student volunteers provide preventive
services, oral health education and
raise funds for local service delivery
•  Commun...
Engaging the general public
Canada s ToothFairy Kids Club
Students United for Canada s ToothFairy
for high school and coll...
It

EE!
s FR

Encouraging good oral health practices for children and families

Fun tips, educational activities and
perso...
Students volunteers provide oral health
education for young children and raise
funds to support delivery of services
•  Co...
Program Resources
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
•  Prenatal through young adult learning levels
•  Topics include nutrition, germ transmission
preve...
MEDIA SUPPORT
Strong partnership with Oral Health Group provides opportunity to
reach thousands of dental professionals
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
AND TEMPLATES
•  Opportunity to participate in national fundraising campaigns
(Trick or Treat for Ca...
Community Partners
Government Agencies

Supporting preventive services and
message dissemination for
oral health education
Healthcare Providers

Delivering vital oral health
and preventive services
Civic & Volunteer Groups

Identifying need, disseminating oral health
messages and raising funds to support
service delive...
Businesses

Supporting community events
and activities
Faith-based organizations

Participating in outreach activities with
underserved populations
Schools and Other Education Centers

Providing oral health education
Community Foundations

Funding special programs
to enhance and expand services
Saskatchewan Oral Health Zone

•  First Oral Health Zone in Canada
•  Serve as a model for other Canadian provinces
Saskatchewan Oral Health Zone
•  In partnership with University of
Saskatchewan and the Canadian
Association of Public Hea...
Together, we can give children the building
blocks they need for happy, healthy futures
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  1. 1. .
  2. 2. Pediatric Dental Disease Each day, millions of children suffer from this silent epidemic unable to eat, sleep or concentrate in school
  3. 3. Pediatric Dental Disease Left untreated, it can have serious consequences low self-esteem infections poor social development educational disparities
  4. 4. Pediatric Dental Disease Left untreated, it can have serious consequences and lead to lifelong health problems diabetes heart disease limited employment potential
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. ® Program The NCOHF Oral Health Zone is a comprehensive, community-based approach to promoting oral health
  9. 9. Engaging all community stakeholders in eliminating pediatric dental disease
  10. 10. Non-profit community clinical programs providing services for at-risk children
  11. 11. Stand Alone Dental Clinics Partnerships Mobile Units Hospital-based Programs Community Health Programs School Programs University Dental & Dental Hygiene Programs .
  12. 12. Engaging professionals Tomorrow s SMILES RDH Esther Wilkins Education Program Students United for Canada s ToothFairy for students in dental professional programs
  13. 13. BEFORE Providing at-risk youth with life-changing oral health services AFTER
  14. 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. 15. PROGRAM CHAIR Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD Highlighting caring dentists committed to oral health promotion within their communities
  16. 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. 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. 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. 19. Engaging the general public Canada s ToothFairy Kids Club Students United for Canada s ToothFairy for high school and college students
  20. 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. 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. 22. Program Resources
  23. 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. 24. MEDIA SUPPORT Strong partnership with Oral Health Group provides opportunity to reach thousands of dental professionals
  25. 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. 26. Community Partners
  27. 27. Government Agencies Supporting preventive services and message dissemination for oral health education
  28. 28. Healthcare Providers Delivering vital oral health and preventive services
  29. 29. Civic & Volunteer Groups Identifying need, disseminating oral health messages and raising funds to support service delivery
  30. 30. Businesses Supporting community events and activities
  31. 31. Faith-based organizations Participating in outreach activities with underserved populations
  32. 32. Schools and Other Education Centers Providing oral health education
  33. 33. Community Foundations Funding special programs to enhance and expand services
  34. 34. Saskatchewan Oral Health Zone •  First Oral Health Zone in Canada •  Serve as a model for other Canadian provinces
  35. 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. 36. Together, we can give children the building blocks they need for happy, healthy futures

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