National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy (NCOHF) has turned the time of year when cavity-causing candies abound into the perfect time for you to help rescue millions of children from preventable pediatric dental disease. Get your entire community excited about oral health this Halloween with Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy!Sponsored by the makers of Listerine and Reach, Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., and Patterson Dental Supply, Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy is a fun, creative way for you and your patients to give our nation’s most underserved children the oral health care they deserve. This Halloween, dental offices, families, and trick-or-treaters across the country will collect change to make a change in children’s lives. Celebrate your role as a prevention specialist by encouraging your practice, your patients, and your community to Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy with you. Participating dental offices will receive a Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy kit with a collection box for a waiting room or reception area display, along with a supply of kits to hand out to patients throughout September and October. Additional Trick or Treat marketing and media templates, available at www.AmericasToothfairy.org, make it easy for your office’s Trick or Treat campaign to become front-page local news. But don’t stop there — you can also encourage participation from other area businesses, host a Trick or Treat fundraising event, or even trick-or-treat yourself on October 31!
When you Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy, not only will you raise awareness about pediatric dental disease and raise funds to support pediatric oral health programs, you will also improve the oral health literacy of your entire community. Every kit you distribute to patients, family, and friends includes Tips from America’s Toothfairy, simple educational messages that will help ensure a lifetime of good oral health. Plus, every child who collects change to help change lives this Halloween will receive a special, personalized thank you letter from America’s Toothfairy herself!NCOHF Affiliate nonprofit community-based programs from Maine to California are working tirelessly to provide vital oral health services and eliminate the pediatric dental disease epidemic in their own backyards. Thanks to generous supporters like you, the NCOHF Affiliate network has reached more than 1 million deserving children since 2006, but the need continues to grow. NCOHF corporate supporters underwrite all program expenses, which means 100% of every dollar you collect through Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy will help underserved children receive critical preventive, educational, and restorative services for healthier futures.To order your free Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy dental office kit (Patterson item #030-5920) and an additional supply of individual Trick or Treat kits for patients and friends (Patterson item #030-5904), contact your Patterson Dental Supply representative or order online at www.pattersondental.com. All Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy materials are also available for download at www.AmericasToothfairy.org. Join America’s Toothfairy and together, we can make Halloween feel more like Christmas to children in desperate need of dental care!