Parents & School Staff

Dear Schools and Parents,

We are looking forward to the day when things are normal, and school dental sealant programs can start providing dental care in the schools again.

What you can do now

The Oregon Department of Education website has the following information in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, and Korean.

If you belong to a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO): Click here to find the telephone number to call for dental care.  (“Language Access” is at the bottom of the CCO website page)

COVID-19

Do not wait to go to the dentist!  Dental office staff will take care of you and your children safely right now, during COVID.

  • Coronavirus Disease and Oral Health Information for Parents About Promoting Good Oral Health at Home (English) (Spanish)
  • Coronavirus Disease and Oral Health Information for Parents About Visiting the Dental Office (English) (Spanish)

Educational resources for the K-12 population

American Dental Association

Smile Smarts! is dental health curriculum for preschool through grade eight students offering flexible, modular lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demonstrations, student activity sheets, and suggestions for future dental health activities.

Hint: When a lesson plan says to show a picture (for example, Primary Tooth Development), highlight the name of the picture and enter it into the search engine.  Photos and/or PDFs are there.

Quiz Time  Take a MouthHealthy quiz.  Online questions and answers, including a final score.

Healthy Kids Outreach Program Dental Learning Lab:two children holding a picture of a mouth smiling

Click here to see how this interactive Lab works in the classroom. The kids (and teachers) love it!

For young students children-being-shown-how-to-apply-toothpaste-to-brush
For older students  teenagers

Doodlies

“What Makes Cavities?””

“How to Remove Plaque, Part 1: Toothbrushing””

“Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime”

“Time to Get Your Sealants!”