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Esther Wilkins International Education Program (EWIEP)

Esther Wilkins International Education ProgramNational Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's ToothFairy (NCOHF) was created in 2006 to focus solely on a collaborative and comprehensive approach to eliminating the devastating epidemic of children's dental disease. Through community-based, innovative programs, NCOHF delivers critical educational, preventive, and treatment services to children of our most vulnerable populations. The Esther Wilkins International Education Program (EWIEP) is one of these vital programs. Founded with a leadership contribution from Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, a revered and internationally recognized icon in oral health, this program was created especially for dental hygienists.

Chaired by Michele Darby, BSDH, MS, Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, Anna Pattison, RDH, MS, and Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS, the Esther Wilkins International Education Program provides dental hygiene programs and volunteer dental hygienists with community education kits to promote good oral health practices among children, parents, and caregivers. Each NCOHF Preventive Education Kit is provided at no charge for volunteers and dental hygiene programs, and contains lesson materials reflecting basic preventive strategies and nutrition appropriate for prenatal through young adult learning levels. FULL STORY

Indiana School of Dentistry (IU)

Indiana University StudentsIn 2009, Indiana University School of Dentistry (IU) reached 12,149 children, an incredible increase from the previous year of 3,803. Thanks to the materials provided by NCOHF, IU students were able to educate children and parents about the importance of dental disease prevention!

Lewis & Clark Community College

Lewis & Clark Community CollegeThe day our Toothfairy Island® curriculum arrived; our excitement could not be contained. It was like the most wonderful Christmas! All of the students and faculty came together to open the packages and explore the contents. Plans were quickly underway for integration and utilization. Since receiving Toothfairy Island® we have integrated many components of the curriculum, into the following community events:

  • Clean & Screen Program
  • The Dental Day Program
  • Bright Futures Health Fair
  • Give Kid's a Smile Program
  • Greene County Sealant Program
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Specials Olympics, Special Smiles
  • Multiple Head Start Programs
  • Multiple Children's Dental Health Month Programs
  • Community Oral Halth Class Projects

Future Goals:

To plan an Island Party, utilizing each component of the Toothfairy Island® educational curriculum. During Children's Dental Health Month, we will invite the Montessori School children to our campus to learn about oral health in a unique and fun environment. The learning environment will be staged to look like an island, complete with sand and palm tree! The childen will be welcomed with a special Island Party lei. Each child will rotate through multiple stations allowing them hands-on experience, and the ability to share and interact with our students.

The children will be provided with oral care kits and island bags to carry from station to station to hold their individual worksheets and projects.

The day our Toothfairy Island® curriculum arrived; our excitement could not be contained. It was like the most wonderful Christmas!

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