The Maine Dental Access Coalition is the recipient of a $15,000
operating support grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.
Thank you Northeast Delta
Maine receives an "A " on dental sealants. The Pew Center
of the States released a 50 state report card on states use of
sealants, a low cost and effective preventive measure. It was
one of only 2 states to receive the maximum number of points. The
Report Card is
here , the full report is
here, and a nice "infographic" illustrating the importance of
here. Here is a January 9
Bangor Daily News article on the award and the
Coalition's press release.
Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives has launched a
national public campaign with the Ad Council. Brush kids teeth for 2
minutes, 2 times a day! Go to
http://2min2x.org/ check out the many great resources and
pass them on! You can start with this "Ants in Their Pants"
30 second video.
Services for Mainers.
A healthy body must have a healthy mouth Maine professionals
Kids Oral Health Partnership
The Kids Oral Health Partnership provides training to professionals who provide care to children ages 0-3 on assessing and preventing oral disease and providing early intervention and referrals where needed. The training is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nutritionists, child care providers and others working with young children and their primary caregivers. The Partnership uses Maine Smiles Matters, a curriculum developed specifically for non-dental providers. Topics covered include prenatal care, tooth decay, early childhood caries, risk factors for tooth decay, prevention, what to do and how to do it, children with special health care needs and referring to a dental home.
The Kids Oral Health Partnership is a four year Targeted Oral Health Services grant from the Maternal and Child Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US DHHS. Medical Care Development provides staff and management to the KOHP through a grant from the Oral Health Program, MaineCDC.
To find out more about the project or to receive free training, go to www.kidsoralhealthpartnership.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-622-7566 ext 216