February 2019 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

  • Qualifying schools and nonprofit organizations: To request supplies, you must complete the survey The deadline to request supplies is Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.
  • 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.

CDS member dental offices only

Qualifying CDS member dental offices, To request supplies, you must complete this survey The deadline to request supplies is Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

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.

Questions?

Email Rachel Schafer or call 312.836.7330.

Tools & Activities for Kids

NCDHM

Let’s work together to teach children good oral care

Oral Health Discussion Guides

These discussion guides are to help you prepare classroom lessons on oral health by grade level. Use these guides during National Children’s Dental Health Month each February and year-round, to teach students about the benefits of having a healthy and happy mouth.

Activity sheets and coloring pages