Smile Humboldt E-Newsletter for the Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group (DAG)
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National Children's Dental Health Month

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For more information on our activities this month

Listen to our new "Smile Humboldt" Rap Song and Watch the Video!

Thanks to Simon Rios at Precision Intermedia for creating this for our "Smile Humboldt" Campaign!!

Smiles Are Always in Style
Click here to view our Smile Humboldt Rap Song & Video!
Dental Fair at St. Joseph Health Fair Sat. Feb.6th, 2016 Bayshore Mall
Thanks to:
Dr. Heckert and Dr. Winkle
Local Hygienist Association Volunteers
Luis Davalos, Kathy Carterby, Maire Dodd  RCAA TOOTH Program
Ciara Hunt, Tooth Fairy
Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre
Smile Humboldt & Sheriff TOOTH at the Eureka Library
Sat. Feb. 13th, 2016
Thanks to:
Luis Davalos, RCAA TOOTH Program
Ciara Hunt, Northcoast Children's Services
Emily Shears, MCAH/Public Health
Jeanine Lancaster, Children's Librarian-Eureka Library
Oral Health Resources

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center is pleased to announce the release of Resource Highlights: The Dental Home and Oral Health, which offers high-quality information on this topic.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a dental home as “the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. The dental home should be established no later than 12 months of age and includes referral to dental specialists when appropriate.”

The Resource Highlights includes Key Facts, a presentation of statements supported by references from the recent professional literature focusing on oral health and the dental home. The statements can be integrated into a brief or report, a proposal, or presentation.

The Resource Highlights features several materials produced by OHRC and others. For example, it includes Defining a Patient-Centered Dental Home Model in the Era of the Affordable Care Act, published by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center. The report describes medical home and dental home models of care, Affordable Care Act–related health-care-delivery-system changes, and options for integrating oral health services and other health services. This report can be used to help health professionals and organizations prepare for health-care-delivery-system changes, such as integrating coordinated, patient-centered oral health care into broader health home models.

Also search OHRC’s Library for other resources to assist professionals in providing education and training, developing policies and programs, and staying abreast of new developments.
Keep up to date and informed about resources by signing up for OHRC Announcements.

Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month in February
View, print, and copy consumer materials in English and Spanish from OHRC
American Dental Association materials include activities, publicity and social media information:
The Children's Dental Health Project has worked with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) to produce a social media kit that contains over 100 messages (including some Spanish-language messages) to use on either Facebook or Twitter:

Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Oral Health offers outreach materials and games
The National Education Association and Renaissance Dental
have partnered to encourage parents and children to brush their teeth for two minutes, two times per day, and read for 20 minutes as a way of building good oral health and literacy habits:
OHRC has a new website! Please visit and give us your feedback. Comments and suggestions are welcome at

Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 8th 2016 12:00-2:00
Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center
2200 Tydd Street
~Lunch Will Be Served~

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