National Children's Dental Health Month

kids-300pxFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Teach your students about the importance of good oral hygiene with help from the Chicago Dental Society. We provide free dental supplies to qualifying organizations in February to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Did you know?

  • Tooth decay is the number one chronic illness in children.
  • 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental problems.
  • Research shows that if a child’s tooth decay goes untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, speech problems and even loss of self-esteem.

Schools and nonprofit organizations only

The deadline to request supplies was Friday, December 16, 2016.  The survey is now closed.

Requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited. Only one request per school, please. No exceptions. Supplies are provided free of charge to organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • You are a school, childcare center or nonprofit serving children.
  • You are located in Cook, Lake, or DuPage County.

Download these Oral Health Discussion Guides

These discussion guides are brought to you by CDS and the CDS Communications Committee. They are to help you prepare classroom lessons on oral health by grade level. We hope that you will find these guides very useful as you teach your students during February about the benefits of having a healthy and happy mouth.

CDS Member Dental Offices Only

The deadline to request supplies was Friday, December 16, 2016. The survey is now closed. 

Please note:

  • Donations are limited to current CDS members in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties only.
  • We do not accept requests for supplies over the phone.
  • Requests for donations are limited to one per member and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Looking for dental care in the Chicago metro area?

The Chicago Dental Society has a database of clinics and dental services in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties. Use our Find a Dental Clinic online tool to find a dentist in your area.

Additional resources

Questions?

Email Maura Condon or call 312.836.7300.