Orange County OHZ Past Events
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Remote Area Medical – Concorde College, Dental Hygiene SUAT
The Anaheim convention center hosted a community outreach to provide medical care to underserved individuals in Orange County. Concorde Career College dental hygiene students volunteered their time and skills in procedures with the dentist to aid in providing extractions, fillings and cleanings.
Thank you to our affiliates, AltaMed Health Services Corp for integrating the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit into their outreach expansion throughout Orange County!
We love partnering with the Assistance Leagues for Operation School Bell! Great Dental clinics and amazing educational outreach!
Assistance League - Newport Mesa
Assistance League-San Bernardino
We are excited to announce the opening of the La Habra Friends of Family adult clinic in addition to their fantastic children's dental clinic!
Upcoming Events Fall 2015!
Come join us at The 2nd Annual Oral Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 10th at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Follow the link to register for this event: http://donate.oralcancer.org/event/southerncalifornia
America's ToothFairy would like to welcome our New Partner Pretend City Children's Museum!
Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine, CA, is a community that builds better brains through fun, whole-body learning experiences and empowers children and their grown-ups to meaningfully connect with and expand their world. One of these whole-body learning experiences takes place in a dental chair, with staff members dressing up as the tooth fairy to better acquaint children with the dentist. As an America's ToothFairy partner, Pretend City is using the Community Education Kit to increase oral health education among all visitors who come through their museum! Below are a few photos of Pretend City staff in action.
The Smile Drive in Action!
The Yorba Linda High School Girls League made four videos for dental product manufacturers to collect as many oral care products as possible for the Smile Drive. They also distributed donation boxes at their high school, local pharmacy, library and community center. "We had a potluck party while making our boxes and posters and had a BLAST doing it!" said Payton Wink, one of the student volunteers. "The best part is yet to come when we distribute the products! Thank you America's ToothFairy for this wonderful opportunity!"
Payton's video is a success and the donations keep rolling in! See her video here!
Grand Reopening of Pretend City Dental Office Exhibit
What an exciting way to kick off the New Year!
Pretend City Children's Museum held a grand reopening of its Dental Office Exhibit! This newly refurbished exhibit, made possible by a grant from the 3M Foundation, allows children to interact with dental equipment and see the positive impact dentists and orthodontists have in instilling healthy lifestyles in the children and families of Orange County. A range of activities throughout the day acquainted 754 attendees with this new educational resource at Pretend City.
Volunteers from the UC Irvine pre-dental Students United with America's ToothFairy (SUAT) chapter and the Concorde Career College Dental Hygiene SUAT enrolled children in the America's ToothFairy Kid’s Club and provided oral health education utilizing the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit. Free oral health screenings were offered by one of our Affiliate partners, Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. What a great example of the OC Oral Health Zone’s collaborations at work!
Welcome to our New Affiliates!
Looking forward to an amazing year spreading the prevention message together!
OC OHZ Summer 2014 Update!
On May 31st, the OC OHZ was honored to take part in this event
with our new Affiliate, Concorde Career College and our 1st ever Orange County high school Students United with America's ToothFairy club (SUAT), Yorba Linda High School Girls League! Care was provided by the Lestonnac Free Clinic with the assistance of Concorde students. The high school SUAT put the ToothFairy 101 Education Kit to good use, educating attendees children while their parents were receiving care.
The girls even wore wings to represent America's ToothFairy!
Thank you to our new NCOHF Affiliate, AYUDA International!
As a non-profit charity, the objective of AYUDA is to be actively engaged in and dedicated to improving and sustaining the oral health and social betterment of all underserved areas by providing assistance through treatment and training both within the United States and abroad. As a NCOHF Affiliate, all volunteer AYUDA USC Dental and Pre-Dental Students participating in outreach will have the added benefit of using the Toothfairy Toolkit with all families served! The photos below are images from a group effort between the City of Fullerton, and AYUDA volunteers putting the Community Education Kit to work at a free dental clinic.