Facebook contests related to NDHM and the Brush, Floss, Rinse, Chew theme gave participants a way to win cash and 100th anniversary prizes.
Members were challenged to submit a photo of themselves with their official NDHM poster from the September-October issue of Access in unique non-operatory settings (above).
By 1993, NDHM activities had grown so varied and widespread that a week was not enough to fit all the projects planned by dental hygienists and corporate supporters around the country so it was expanded to include the entire month of October.
ADHA encourages community leaders to contact their local dental hygiene associations to learn more about NDHM programs and activities.
I personally enjoy NDHM as a way to get out of my operatory and share my oral health message with my community.
These and other NDHM resources are available through our partnership with Wm.
The primary goal of NDHM is to raise public awareness about oral health and its link to systemic diseases such as diabetes, oral cancer and heart disease.
Slated to take place on October 24, 1999, the marathon is an excellent opportunity to promote good oral health and total wellness by marrying it to NDHM observances around the country.
Last year, in addition to the NDHM
activities, the Wrigley Foundation also chose to support dental hygienists in the work that they do in the community and partnered with the ADHA Institute for Oral Health to offer a new program of community service grants designed to improve the public's oral health.
ADHA is encouraging dental hygienists across the country to get involved in NDHM
this October to increase public awareness of the importance of educating the entire family on the situations that impact their oral health.
In previous years, ADHA focused on specific age groups for NDHM
ADHA offers members a variety of resources and templates to help plan and implement NDHM