Delta Dental Collaboration Marks Launch of New Oral Health Zone in Texas
Texas, Oral Health Zone, Schools, Ratoncito Perez
America’s ToothFairy was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Delta Dental Insurance Company to support oral health services and education in nine Texas school districts. As part of the America's ToothFairy Texas Oral Health Zone Program, America’s ToothFairy will join Ratoncito Pérez, the tooth fairy’s Hispanic counterpart who promotes children’s oral health on behalf of Delta Dental, to educate students in Texas school districts about the importance of oral health. America’s ToothFairy will use Delta Dental’s grant to distribute bilingual educational materials, provide community education kits to youth leaders and school nurses, and assist schools with oral health programming for all age levels.
America’s ToothFairy and Ratoncito Pérez will team up in the following school districts: Alvin, Arlington, Channelview, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galena, Houston, Pasadena and Richardson.
We are very excited to launch this initiative to expand delivery of oral health education to underserved communities in Texas. By distributing bi-lingual educational materials, engaging high school students as mentors to younger children, and mobilizing school nurses as oral health educators, previously unreached populations of at-risk children will receive the tools they need for the prevention of tooth decay and a lifetime of healthy smiles. Stay tuned for more news from this exciting collaboration!