Welcome to theNDA-HEALTH NOW® Event Support section of our web site. This signature program of the National Dental Association was developed to improve the health of vulnerable populations and empower communities to achieve better health outcomes through eduction, service and prevention. This “event support” section is designed to assist community outreach planners in designing and implementing projects and programs that will improve Total Health Outcomes by increasing awareness about the connection between good health and good oral health.  There are several features contained in this section including, 1) listing of education modules for children and adults; 2) The “Resource Directory” Project template; 3) Listing of audio visual and teaching aids; 4) Sample promotional materials and design templates; 5) Tool kits to simplify the process; and 6) sample forms for parental consent, volunteers, and requests forNDA-HEALTH NOW® materials and donated products.
The Project and all components are Trademarked and are designed to be conducted in collaboration with the NDA.NDA-HEALTH NOW® staff are available to help with technical support; and in return, we request photos and reports on the success of your community projects and/or events. Programs are designed for activation with or without a mobile unit. You will note that many programs requireNDA-HEALTH NOW® trained health professionals. We can assist in recruiting these experts. We look forward to collaborating with you and wish you every success!

NDA-HEALTH NOW® Programs

The programs listed below are available through the National Dental Association. Please contact the NDA or an oral health professional to assist with these programs.

  • Razzle Dazzle Smiles for Life™  – Two part program for seniors and caregivers
  • Brush-A-Thon© – Interactive children’s oral health education
  • “Mouth-Body Link™”- Adult education presentations (English and Spanish)

Oral Health Education Videos

Audiovisual materials are available from the National Dental Association and must be requested on NDA-HEALTH NOW® Event Request Form

Oral Health Education Videos:
  • Links to Healthy Smiles©
  • Dr. Rabbit and the Tooth Defenders©
  • Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom©
  • Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures©

Templates & Tool Kits

Steps to Developing the Resource Directory
1.UseNDA-HEALTH NOW®- protocols, templates and targeted circulation listing
2.Identify ALL local dental health providers serving the underserved
3.Verify contact information, also: Accepts Medicaid-children and adults, hours, etc.
4.Directory Distribution-1) Hard copy and Digital and 2) National link on NDA web
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Brush-A-Thon

NDA-HEALTH NOW® -Chicago Brush-a-Thon Equipment and Material Needs• Large screen +• A way to show the Dr. Rabbit DVD on the large screen +• Microphone +• Permission slips from each participant +• (27)- 6ft -8ft Tables (5 children per table and 2 tables for products) +• plastic table clothes (white is preferred)• 300 plastic cups (2-4oz)• Zip lock bags sandwich size (the toothbrush will be placed in the bags)

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Casesof bottle water
  • 5 rolls of paper towels
  • One Volunteer For Every 10 Students
  • Kindergarten to 5th Grade
  • Teachers +
  • Photographer
  • Toy chest
  • Balloons
  • Helium tank
  • Smile balloons
  • Children gifts
  • Table timers
  • Large garbage bags
  • Banner (vertical)

Celebrity Presence

  • Dr. Rabbit (Colgate)
  • Elected Official
  • Radio/TV personality
  • NDA

Sample Resource Directory

Steps to Developing the Resource Directory
  1. Use NDA-HEALTH NOW ™- protocols, templates and targeted circulation listing
  2. Identify ALL local dental health providers serving the underserved
  3. Verify contact information, also: Accepts Medicaid-children and adults, hours, etc.
  4. Directory Distribution-1) Hard copy and Digital and 2) National link on NDA web
Download:

Sample Resource Directory

Samples of Promotional Materials

Each NDA-HEALTH NOW® banner will include the following in this order:

  • Welcome!
  • NDA-HEALTH NOW™ logo AND logo of other host organization(s)
  • Title of the Event
  • Compliments of [Name of event’s host organization(s)]
  • Featuring _______ (should list what activities or services will be done at the event; screenings, oral hygiene demonstrations, oral hygiene instructions, Ask the Experts, etc.)
  • NDA-HEALTH NOW™ National partners’ logos
  • Community Partners
  • www.ndaonline.org

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Contact NDA for graphics and printing specifications. Nicole Cheek Cranston, DDS @ 202-588-1697.

Banner Template

Each NDA-HEALTH NOW® banner will include the following in this order:

  • Welcome!
  • NDA-HEALTH NOW™ logo AND logo of other host organization(s)
  • Title of the Event
  • Compliments of [Name of event’s host organization(s)]
  • Featuring _______ (should list what activities or services will be done at the event; screenings, oral hygiene demonstrations, oral hygiene instructions, Ask the Experts, etc.)
  • NDA-HEALTH NOW™ National partners’ logos
  • Community Partners
  • www.ndaonline.org

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Sample Forms

What’s A Selfie Without a Smile?™

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Hazel J. Harper, DDS, MPH
Founding Director, NDA-HEALTH NOW™

Nicole Cheek Cranston, DDS
NDA-HEALTH NOW® Special Project Assistant