Mission

Clark County residents have improved oral health.

Vision

Improve the oral health of Springfield and Clark County via expanded access, availability of educational materials and enacted prevention policy.

Wondering how we can improve oral health in our community?

Resources for Teachers and Parents 

Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum – Smile Smarts! is dental health curriculum for preschool through grade eight students offering flexible, modular lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demonstrations, student activity sheets, and suggestions for future dental health activities. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/resources/lesson-plans/smile-smarts

Cavity Crusaders – Short cartoon videos from Yakima Valley Farm Workers. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5L7U731NECzLOARuPgzPFJ4eDHV3C9bg

The Educator’s Guide to Oral Health – This program provides materials that make it easy for teachers to educate their students about the importance of oral care. https://www.dentalcare.com/en-us/patient-education/childrens-dental-health/teaching-kids

American Dental Association – National Children’s Dental Health Month posters and activity sheets. https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month?utm_source=adaorg&utm_medium=vanityurl&utm_content=NCDHM21.

Delta Dental of Ohio – You do lots of things with your teeth. They help you chew your food, talk, and smile, so it’s important to learn how to take good care of them. Check out all these fun ways to learn about taking care of your teeth. https://www.deltadentaloh.com/Member/Wellness/Activities-for-Kids

Delta Dental of Ohio – Delta Dental is proud to provide high-quality educational materials to help teachers and caregivers teach children about good oral health. Below, you’ll find links to lesson plans, activity pages, fun oral health facts, and more. https://www.deltadentaloh.com/Member/Wellness/Teaching-Tools

ADA Tiny Smiles – Promoting the Importance of Oral Health for Young Children. http://www.scholastic.com/givekidsasmile/index.html

Information about Family Dentistry from NewMouth.com:

Get the facts from  trusted sources:

Campaign for Dental Health: Life is Better with Teeth

Oral Health Ohio

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

 

For more information about how you can help, contact:

Joan Elder
Community Health Foundation
937-523-7007
jelder@mercy.com