National Children’s Dental Health Month is in February!

The American Dental Association is pleased to provide you with the February 2017 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) Program Planning Guide. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers and many others.

The NCDHM Program Planning Guide offers program coordinators resources to promote the benefits of good oral health to children. The guide includes easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation and much, much more.

This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan, “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile” is displayed in English on one side of the poster and in Spanish on the reverse side. In addition to the campaign slogan, the message “I love tap water” is displayed as emoji, with the familiar NCDHM characters – the Smileys, McGrinns and K9 featured in the poster design, having fun climbing and sliding on and around the emoji.

These versatile materials will help speakers, teachers, and others who want to address both age groups. To order the FREE posters and download materials, visit the NCDHM website at