American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Ad Council Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives
Great videos, information, and helpful ideas for parents, children and educators

National Institute of Health: Open Wide - Trek Inside
A series of age appropriate materials, including kid-friendly videos that parents and teachers will love

American Dental Association
The Smile Smarts Oral Health Curriculum is designed for preschool through grade eight students — offering flexible lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demontrations, student activity sheets and suggestions for further oral health activities

California Dental Hygienists Association
Excellent resources for teachers that are specific to different age groups

Cases for Student Dental Hygienists
The 'Classroom Activities, Community Dentistry and Public Health' section (used for dental hygiene students) has some great ideas including these PowerPoint presentations

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
A good list of links, including resources for Head Start programs and other early childhood programs

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
Educational resources for brighter smiles and futures with dental care activities, information and more

Colgate Oral Care Education - Health Dental Care Habits Information for Educators
Free educational materials to teach children the importance of dental hygiene by building a fun brushing and flossing routine together (also promotes Colgate products)