the "wavy" toothbrush really better?
Should you believe the ads about anti-cavity chewing gum?
Are some sugars "kinder" to teeth?
Do pregnant women have any special problems with tooth decay?
What's the best way to brush, "up-and-down" or "back-and-forth"?
The dental health
education team at the Dental Health Initiative/Share the Care (STC) helps
care providers and consumers sort out the how's and why's of good oral
health. We address dental health issues for children, infants through
teens, as well as for expectant mothers, and the family as a whole.
STC focuses on training trainers to model oral health education. We gear
our presentations to a wide range of professional audiences in medical,
dental, nutrition, childcare and health education fields. In turn, these
individuals are better equipped to work with parents, children and other
clientele. Through education, everyone learns that no one is in good health
without good oral health!
STC's practical tips about dental health care are delivered in a lively
manner. Audiences consistently give high ratings to the presentations
for their content and style. The Program can also coach professional staff
on how to work with clients more effectively.
Topics for discussion include the following:
Teeth Clean and Strong for All Ages
control: preventing cavities
and toothpaste: the right stuff
mothers: baby and you
does it make a difference?
care for infants: how do you start?
and flossing: handy tips
to teens: on the road for a lifetime
why's and how's
Bites: Good Food for Healthy Mouths and Bodies
not just sweets: foods that hurt teeth
label reading and other consumer skills
everything causes tooth decay: eating with less risk
||-Foods for good health vs. good oral health:are they the same?
equipment selection and fitting
||-Making a Dental First-Aid Kit
|-Getting children to wear safety gear
||-Oral piercings and tattoos: worth the risk?
|-Dental emergency how-to's
interventions with clients
for care and education
| -Hands-on client education with an Oral Health Education Kit
Art of Good Dental Health
|-Arts and crafts with an oral health message
workshops are customized to address audiences' specific needs; length
can vary from 30 minutes to 4 hours. The format is commonly interactive
discussion with experiential activities for participants.
For more details, call Peggy Yamagata, RDH, MEd, Program Manager, the
Dental Health Initiative/Share the Care, 619/692-8858 or email her via:
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