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Lessons in a Lunch Box®
The Children’s Oral Health Institute
Dr. Winifred J. Booker, CEO & Director of Development for COHI, tells children about the generous sponsors.
Prevention that Empowers!
The Children’s Oral Health Institute (COHI) is a 501(c)3 organization created to combat dental neglect and oral abuse among children. Our goal is to improve the attitudes and behavior of children and families on a variety of oral health issues through early health promotion and disease prevention education.
Our Purpose Is To…
New COHI Pilot Programs
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Welcome to The Children’s Oral Health Institute (COHI) K–12 Educators’ Repository.
Through this collaboration between The Children’s Oral Health Institute and dentalcare.com, teachers can retrieve oral health education lessons, materials, programs and videos for primary and secondary education.
Continuing Education Credit Now Available
Oral health professionals can now earn continuing education credit for taking the online course entitled, Improving Oral Health Literacy: Teaching Primary School Students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box Program. Visit dentalcare.com and type in CE 456.
Creating Access to Oral Health Care
DTA (Dental Trade Alliance)
Empowering the Teacher to Teach Oral Health Education: A Curriculum Resource Reference
The Children’s Oral Health Institute has coordinated this oral health literacy movement to sensitize teachers to the impact that poor dental health can have on classroom performance. Our nonprofit organization will work together with dentists, dental students, physicians, school nurses, corporate supporters, legislative leaders, government, parents and educators to help advance this undertaking. This handbook contains many valuable curriculum resources that can help to elevate the wellbeing of entire families. The commitment of teachers to incorporate oral health education into their lesson plans is of fundamental importance to the concerted efforts to reduce and eventually end the oral health crisis in classrooms and throughout society.
Appreciate the essential need to establish oral health education as part of the elementary, middle and high school curriculum.
After completing the Code Red online workshop and implementing the resource reference booklet into your classroom, please take the Teacher Evaluation Survey and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Project Clean Toothbrush: Important Tips To Help Prevent The Spread of Flu Germs”
The profession of dental medicine is uniquely positioned to help mitigate the impact of the H1N1 Swine Flu. Tiny droplets of saliva and mucus transport the virus through the air from the mouth. In an effort to help prevent the spread of these germs that contribute to the onset of illnesses, The Children’s Oral Health Institute launched an offensive against the common cold, seasonal viruses and now the H1N1 Swine Flu. Collaboration between the nonprofit organization and the doctors of dental medicine at Valley Dental Pediatrics produced an infection control initiative,Project Clean Toothbrush: Important Tips to Help Prevent the Spread of Flu Germs. The Maryland Dental Society and the Maryland State Dental Association will work closely together to help advance the project throughout the state. The initiative is designed as a printable poster, complete with illustrations that offer ways to clean, decontaminate, disinfect and sanitize your toothbrush.
“30 Days & 30 Nights: Understanding the Inclusion of Dental Medicine in a Reformed Health Care System — The Invaluable Importance of Adult Dental Coverage”
Guess Who’s in the News?
The Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (AGDF) and The Children’s Oral Health Institute (COHI) have solidified plans to work together to expand the Lessons In A Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks program throughout the United States. Read More »
Local Dentists, Dental Students and The Links, Inc. pose in front of the close to
The “carrot case” team of students from the BCDS working in a synchronized assembly line.
Group photo with future dentists from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and Drs. Booker, Dozier, and Grant at Waverly Elementary School.
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