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Permanent link  Roundup of New Kids Products


Children sometimes need a little encouragement - and some fun - to make brushing and flossing a daily habit. This year's Midwinter Meeting brings several new kid-focused dental products to dentists and consumers. From electronic toothbrushes and irrigation systems to toothbrushes covered with toys and cartoons, here's a look at the latest dental treats for kids on the exhibit floor.


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Permanent link  CDS drops the puck with the Chicago Wolves for Childrens Dental Health Month


Chicago Wolves mascot, Skate, visits Dr. Mark Humenik, a Chicago Dental Society member.Chicago Wolves mascot Skates knows the importance of dental health, that's why he stopped by CDS member Dr. Mark Humenik's office for a check-up and thorough cleaning.

CDS and the Chicago Wolves have teamed up to celebrate Children's Dental Health Month in February by offering CDS members and their patients discounted tickets to all February Wolves games-with Saturday, February 5 as "Children's Dental Health Awareness Night". Visit to download a flyer to order your tickets today and read our tips on what to do in event of a dental injury. You can also use our Dentist Finder to schedule your next check up-just like Skates did.


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I believe that mascots are useful in encouraging kids to visit the dentist without fear or hesitation. During my son's first visit with the dentist, the staff presented a dental mascot with lots of activities in the dental office. David participated one before his turn in the dental chair. He was so happy that he forgot his dentist fear. Now that he's older, there's no problem for me to bring him to our trusted cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles for dental checkup.

Posted by: Jenna ( on 05/16/2011

Permanent link  Sneak peek of our Childrens Dental Health Month materials


We're starting work on our National Children's Dental Health Month promotion for February 2010 (yes, really!) and I just couldn't help but share the wonderful artwork we got from Meg Bartholomy of Olliegraphic Design.

I first found Meg through Etsy, an online bazaar for handmade items. Dentists and small business owners take note: You may be surprised by the quality and price of design and art services you can purchase on the site.


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