Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

Consent Conundrum: How One Convention Panel Changed the Conversation on Consent

July 27, 2017

By Kate Schechter, School-Based Health Alliance Program Manager, School Oral Health Learning Collaborative Network Project The School-Based Health Alliance’s National School-Based Health Care Convention on June 18-21, was a smashing success—with a record-setting attendance of 950. Long Beach provided a stunning backdrop, the plenary sessions were inspiring, and we even...

Expanding Dental Sealant Programs in Schools

April 12, 2017

Although tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children and teens, many kids are not receiving dental sealants — a proven form of prevention. Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged states to “help millions more children prevent cavities by starting or expanding programs...

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

September 30, 2016

By Donna Behrens, Project Advisor, School-Based Oral Health Services, School-Based Health Alliance We know that tooth decay is the most prevalent and preventable chronic disease for children in the U.S. today. Join the Alliance as we work to improve oral health for kids and teens across the country, and help...

Future Smiles Brings Students Access to Oral Health Care in Nevada

September 23, 2015

By Terri Chandler RDH, Founder and Executive Director, Future Smiles I am the executive director of Future Smiles, a school-based oral health care program in Clark County, Nevada—the fifth largest school district in the country. And it’s still growing, which explains why certain resources, such as teachers, services, and...

School-Based Health Alliance and DentaQuest Foundation Announce Partnership

April 28, 2015

The Two Organizations will Work to Integrate Oral Health Care into Nation’s Ten Largest School Districts Washington, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance received a grant from the DentaQuest Foundation to address disparities in the oral health status of school children nationwide. The Foundation is providing $399,000 to strengthen school and...

A Place for Oral Health in School-Based Health Centers

July 15, 2014

by Brian Souza, Managing Director, DentaQuest Foundation I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2014 School-Based Health Alliance Convention in Seattle; DentaQuest Foundation was pleased to be a sponsor. This is a meeting of nearly 1,000 school-based health providers, administrators, educators, and advocates. While oral health can often...

Workshop: School-Based Oral Health: When the Grant Runs Out…We Don’t!

June 3, 2014

We hope you will join us for our presentation, “School-Based Oral Health: When the Grant Runs Out….We Don’t!” an insider’s look at what works in school-based oral health programs. Oral Health America (OHA) is uniquely qualified to lead this discussion as our organization connects communities with resources to improve...