And thanks to all of you, however you're observing NDHM
this year, for your participation.
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).
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.
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 the months leading up to the NDHM
observation, ADHA has been stressing the value of working to increase public awareness about the importance of oral hygiene and to encourage others to keep a daily oral health routine at the forefront of their minds.
If you haven't done so already, remember to check out the NDHM
information and materials available at www.
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