Esther Wilkins Education Program Volunteer in the News!
When discussing this innovative America's ToothFairy program geared toward dental hygienists, Dr. Esther Wilkins said, "I am so proud to have been able to launch the Esther Wilkins Education Program to engage children and their caregivers in preventive, smile-saving behavior."
Like so many of our dedicated Esther Wilkins Education Program volunteers, Sharon Kuttler, RDH, is doing just that! In fact, she recently made the news when she used her America's ToothFairy Community Education Kit to teach children at Marshall Elementary School about good oral health practices. An active community oral health educator, Sharon is one of the growing number of volunteer dental hygiene professionals that are making an impact on dental disease through education.
Click here to see Sharon's interview with the Telegraph Herald (used with permission of the Telegraph Herald).
The educational materials provided through the program are a big hit with dental hygiene professional and student volunteers.
"I absolutely love the America's ToothFairy Community Education Kit! A special thanks to Dr. Esther Wilkins and America's ToothFairy for the great materials! I plan to use these materials year after year because they are excellent!"
Nancy S. LaBrosse RDH, MA, Esther Wilkins Education Program Volunteer
The Esther Wilkins Education Program provides volunteer dental hygiene professionals and students with engaging oral health lessons for their outreach activities, giving them the smile-saving tools to help children and families prevent decay and maintain healthy smiles. Started with a generous gift from Dr. Esther Wilkins, the program has grown exponentially in a short time and attracted hundreds of volunteer dental hygienists and a majority of the dental hygiene programs in the U.S. Truly a cause for dental hygienists, this program is reaching thousands with vital oral health education.
Now dental hygienists can help ensure this great work continues to help protect smiles for years to come! As members of the Esther Wilkins Legacy League, dental hygienists can help support their colleagues in their efforts to promote children's oral health. There is a giving level suitable for everyone, and members are eligible for an array of benefits including special recognition, ToothFairy pin from RDH, and drawings for Orascoptic® loupes! Click here to join today!