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Share Your Smile with Alabama Photo Contest
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce our first annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest, giving the opportunity for Alabama parents to showcase their child’s smile. Learn more!
October is National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) is kicking off, with its continuation of last year's family-focused theme "A Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime." Every week in the month of October is dedicated to a different event, each one celebrating various aspects of dental hygiene - from the dental hygienist to community service!
The American Dental Hygienists' Association is encouraging dental hygienists and other dental professionals and supporters across the country to get involved with NDHM this October to increase public awareness of the oral health - total health connection and the importance of educating the entire family on situations which impact their oral health.
It is imperative to start early with a daily oral care routine to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease. NDHM is the perfect time to spread that message even more - while celebrating the profession of dental hygiene!
February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM)
NCDHM focuses on providing oral health education to all children despite their economic status. For more information on this national observance, visit the American Dental Association.
February 4 is Give Kids A Smile® Day
Give Kids A Smile® was designed to provide education, as well as preventive and restorative dental care to low-income children who do not have access to it. To learn more about this special day, visit the American Dental Association.
Page last updated: December 12, 2017