The Esther Wilkins Education Program provides dental hygiene professionals (RDH) and students with educational tools and lessons for their outreach activities, supporting their role as oral health champions, leaders and educators within their communities. Members raise awareness and improve oral health literacy through community outreach activities in their local communities and mission trips around the world.
There are two ways to get involved!
All RDH Esther Wilkins Education Program members are eligible to receive a ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit. Kits can be ordered for a suggested donation of $55 on our donation page or you can apply to receive a free kit.
The ToothFairy 101® Community Education Kit is a comprehensive tool for improving oral health literacy through outreach activities. Kit content covers nutrition, germ transmission and prevention, mouth safety, tobacco and infant care, as well as basic preventive strategies appropriate for prenatal through young adult learning levels. The Kit contains a double-sided magnetic display board, magnets, laminates, and giant toothbrush. Kit users also receive access to an online portal that includes a 275-page bilingual curriculum and an array of other educational resources and activities.
2. Donate to Help Spread the Prevention Message
Your contributions to the Esther Wilkins Education Program provide mini grants to dental hygiene students conducting educational outreach programs for underserved children across the country. Your gift of $50 will support dental hygiene students using the ToothFairy 101 Kit to save young smiles in their community.
For Current RDH Members – Report Submission
We have made submitting your reports so easy! Just click here to submit your brief report! Pictures and testimonials are so important and help us tell your story, so please don’t forget to attach them. Please also remember to include the signed waiver and release forms. Download the adult photo waiver and the child photo waiver before your outreach event. The forms are also available in Spanish.
Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, was a beloved teacher, mentor and tireless champion for oral hygiene and children’s health. Her generous gift helped launch this program named in her honor and made it possible for volunteer dental hygienists and dental hygiene students to deliver oral health education and preventive services to thousands of underserved children.
Anna Pattison, RDH, MS
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, BA, MS
Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS