Alabama parents and guardians: Showcase your child’s smile in the ‘Share Your Smile With Alabama' Photo Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tommy Johnson, DMD
To celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Oral Health Office announces the third annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest. Two third grade students, one girl and one boy, will be selected from photo submissions as the overall winners of the campaign.
The pair of third graders will be spotlighted in ADPH marketing campaigns to promote children’s oral health throughout the state and will be featured in a news conference in February, Children’s Dental Health Month. This month promotes the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.
This contest is open to children living in Alabama who are either enrolled and attending third grade, or 8 to 10 years of age being homeschooled. The official rules of the photo contest and an application form can be viewed at alabamapublichealth.gov/oralhealth. Submissions must be made by a parent or legal guardian, and entries must be submitted by November 30, 2019. There is no entry fee.
State Dental Health Director Dr. Tommy Johnson said, “Educating children about brushing and flossing, and the need for regular dental visits helps them keep healthy smiles. We are sponsoring this annual contest to bring attention to children’s oral health care and to remind everyone that dental decay is preventable.”
The ADPH Oral Health Office is dedicated to preventing dental disease for Alabama's citizens by promoting and developing quality, cost-effective community and school-based preventive, educational and early treatment programs which emphasize elimination of oral health disparities.
County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.
Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health
Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520