Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay affecting almost half of the world’s population. We are dedicated to helping you educate and motivate your patients to adopt good oral health habits to fight this preventable disease.
During Oral-Systemic Health Week you should educate your patients about gum and periodontal disease and how it can have a significant impact on the rest of their bodies. Often the dentist is the first to see signs of systemic diseases because your mouth is a good indicator of your overall health.
It’s time to get ramped up for the very first Oral Systemic Health Week happening October 20-26, 2019.
How to get Involved
Oral Systemic Health Week would not be the success it is without the commitment and dedication of Dental Professionals. We rely on your actions to engage others locally to raise awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases.
There are many ways you can dedicate your time to Oral Systemic Health Week. Start making a positive difference for oral health today by promoting the Oral Systemic Health Week. Click below to get ideas and printable campaign tools.
Campaign Tools and Ideas
Operations Smile Donations:
If you plan on doing in office donations for Operation Smile NextLevel will match all donations up to $1,000.
Free Sealants for Children:
Super Sealant Saturday. Host an event on Saturday October 26, 2019 for children ages 6-12. Event can include:
- A free Dental exam and sealant.
- A free goodie bag filled with a toothbrush and toothpaste
- Face painting and a chance to meet the tooth fairy.
Healthy Mouth Baseline Printable
The Healthy Mouth Baseline tool is an amazing document to help get patients to understand the link between their oral and overall health. This tool lets you and your practice set a standard for what a “healthy mouth” truly means. You can use this document as a scorecard for your patients to help them take ownership of their health. It acts as an amazing conversation starter and a great way to transition into talking about the oral-systemic link with your patients.