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Oral Health Education Presentations

WOHF Volunteer dental professionals go out each year to schools across Washington to educate children on the importance of oral health.  Presenters follow age-specific PowerPoint slides and have a variety of materials and activities to assist them in educating students.  

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Scheduling School Presentations

WOHF is currently scheduling presentations for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you are a dental professional interested in presenting oral health information to a local school, or if you are a school representative interested in having an oral health presentation made to your students, please email wohf@wsda.org so WOHF can help!

Flexibility and Working Together

Each year, the professional dental community, in partnership with educators, is reaching thousands of children and their families with comprehensive oral health education that can really make a difference. Our programs have built-in flexibility to meet the unique needs and schedules in each school. We understand that class time is precious and we want to work with you to make it happen.

Thursday
Jan212010

3 - POINT PLAY for Oral Health & Safety ©

45 - 50 minute PowerPoint and video presentation teaches children that good oral health is necessary to have a healthy body, and how to prevent dental disease and injuries to the mouth with good oral hygiene, nutrition, preventive dental treatment, mouthguard safety, and by staying away from tobacco and other drugs. Classroom presentations, grade-level assemblies, and school-wide health fairs provide comprehensive oral health education and its relationship to overall good health. Age-appropriate materials for K-12.

  • Pre / Post-Tests and Activity Sheets
  • Interactive Teaching Models, Displays, and Demonstrations
  • Oral Hygiene Kits for participants in Title 1 Schools
  • Presented by WOHF Staff, WSDA member dentists, dental hygenists, and dental assistants
Thursday
Jan212010

Choosing Tobacco: Is It Worth the Risk? © 

45 - 90 minute anti-tobacco PowerPoint and video presentation that discourages tobacco use and supports the educations objectives of tobacco prevention curricula currently used in Weahington nschools. Classroom presentations, grade-level and full school assemblies available. Age-appropreiate content for 3rd - 12 grade.

  • Pre / Post-Tests and Activity Sheets
  • Interactive Displays and Teaching Models
  • Presented by WOHF Staff, WSDA member dentists, dental hygenists, and dental assistants
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Thursday
Jan212010

Rick Bender Anti-Tobacco Assemblies

Rick Bender, Oral Cancer Survivor
www.nosnuff.com

Today, Rick Bender travels to schools throughout America sharing the story of his devastating battle with cancer caused by chewing tobacco.

Major League Baseball and state and local health departments are just a few of the organizations Rick works with to help deliver an anti-spit tobacco message intended to save lives. In addition to sharing his story with professional baseball players at Major League Baseball spring training camps, Bender presents school assemblies each year to thousands of students from Alaska to Florida. “If I can keep one student from each school from becoming addicted to tobacco and going through what I have, it will have been worth it,” says Rick.

“I started chewing tobacco when I was twelve years old. At 26, I was diagnosed with oral cancer and lost half my jaw and part of my tongue. I’m lucky to be alive, and want to warn as many people as possible about the dangers of using tobacco.”

Appearances on Nickelodeon, the Today Show, Nightline, and numerous national and local newscasts have helped Rick reach millions with the message that spit tobacco kills. “The tobacco companies call chewing tobacco smokeless because it makes it sound harmless. I call it spit tobacco and let people know that it can kill you,” says Bender.

Rick Bender is a National Advisory Board member of Oral Health America’s National Spit Tobacco Education Program and has worked with the Surgeon General’s Office and the National Cancer Institute. Rick knows how to talk to kids about tobacco. They listen. WOHF underwrites assemblies to ensure that he gets to talk to as many Washington kids as possible.

To learn more about scheduling an assembly for your school, contact the Foundation office at your earliest convenience. Rick’s assembly schedule fills in quickly.

Thursday
Jan212010

Rolling the Dice ... Tobacco & Other Drugs ©

45 - 90 minute PowerPoint and video presentation takes a graphic and in-depth look at the dangers and oral consequences of using tobacco or other drugs. Available in classroom, grade-level or full assembly formats, this program provides a look inside the manufacture and marketing of tobacco and meth, examines the oral effects of use, the reasons for experiemntation with drugs, and recovery from addiction. Age-appropriate materials for 6th-12th grade.

  • Pre / Post-Tests and Activity Sheets
  • Interactive Teaching Models, Displays, and Demonstrations
  • Presented by WOHF Staff, WSDA member dentists, dental hygenists, and dental assistants
Monday
May202013

Seattle Farmers Markets

All throughout the year amazing elementary schools have been preparing Farmers Markets in order teach their students healthy habits. The students are shown better alternatives to the snacks they typically eat and also learn a great deal about nutrition. Different organizations like Washington Oral Health Foundation have also been on hand to teach the students about brushing their teeth and proper dental care.