ADPH announces 2024 ‘Share Your Smile With Alabama’ Photo Contest


CONTACT: Tommy Johnson, D.M.D., (334) 206-5398

Give your child the chance to showcase his or her smile in the seventh annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest. 

This contest is open to 

  • Third grade students living in Alabama
  • Children 8 to 10 years of age who are homeschooled

For official rules and application form:

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) Oral Health Office designates the month to endorse the benefits of preventive dental visits for children, encourage community water fluoridation, and promote the FDA-approved HPV vaccine for children beginning at age 9 years of age. The theme for 2024 is “Healthy Habits, Healthy Smiles.”                                              

A girl and a boy will be selected from photo submissions as the winners. The pair will be highlighted in ADPH marketing campaigns to promote children’s oral health and will be featured in a news conference on January 23, 2024. 

State Dental Health Director Dr. Tommy Johnson said, “We are sponsoring this annual contest to bring attention to children’s oral health care and to remind everyone that healthy oral health habits lead to healthy smiles.” 

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.