National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dear Dugoni School Family,

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which offers us a great opportunity to look for ways to remind the public about the importance of oral health as a key component of overall health, especially for children.

National Children’s Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1941. It has since grown to a national month-long observance that has raised awareness about oral health among millions of children and adults. More details are available on the American Dental Association's website.

Our students, residents, faculty, and staff are hosting a couple of special events related to this effort. Thanks in advance to the many volunteers who are making these upcoming community events possible:

Give Special Kids a Smile — Saturday, February 9, at the Union City Dental Care Center (in partnership with the Southern Alameda County Dental Society) for children and adults with physical and/or mild developmental disabilities

Give Kids a Smile — Saturday, March 2, at the Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in San Francisco for children up to age 17

Please feel free to spread the word about these events to family, friends, neighbors, or other contacts in the community. And, we always encourage you to tell them about the ongoing care provided at the Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Redmond Family Orthodontic Clinic here at the Dugoni School.

Thanks for all that you do in February and throughout the rest of the year to help fulfill our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives.