The ToothFairy 101® Community Education Kit is a comprehensive oral health educational tool. It provides hands-on learning for children and youth (ages 4 and up), as well as adults/caregivers. The Kit provides 12 scripted bilingual lessons appropriate for classrooms, daycare centers, after-school programs, and even locations where adults are receiving services who may benefit from understanding how oral health impacts their overall health.
The ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit includes a double-sided magnetic display board, magnets, and giant toothbrush. Kit users also receive access to the ToothFairy 101 Online Portal with downloadable activity sheets, a 12-lesson bilingual curriculum, and other free resources and tools.
How to Use the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit
The Kit is designed to equip anyone interacting with children, youth, and parents/caregivers with an easy-to-use tool for oral health education. You do not have to have an oral health education background to use the Kit, and it does not require in-person training. Once shipped, you will receive an email from NCOHF providing you with access to an online portal which includes 12 scripted lessons for download, plus a set of additional materials to use with and without your Kit.
Applying for a ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit
Individuals and organizations meeting the criteria below may apply for a free ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit. Those not meeting these requirements may order a Kit on our donation page for a suggested donation of $55.
- Affiliated with a public health organization, school, community group, youth-serving organization or are a pre-dental/hygiene/assisting student. For example, you may be a school health educator, church youth leader, public health professional, educator, etc.
- You have the potential to reach at least 250 children/youth/parent/caregivers per year using the Kit.
- You agree to collect matched pre- and post-tests on at least 70% of the children/youth reached with the Kit.
Efficacy of the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit
In 2016, ETR Services provided an independent review of the effectiveness of the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit in increasing knowledge and changing behaviors related to children’s dental health. During this review, it was found that the Kit effectively increases knowledge of oral health among children.
Within the findings report, it was noted that early elementary school children (grades Pre-K to 3rd) increased their knowledge of when to brush their teeth to nearly 100% after receiving Kit lessons. The number of early elementary students who knew the correct amount of toothpaste to use while brushing doubled after receiving Kit lessons. Nearly 100% of the individuals (across all age groups) tested knew to brush their teeth twice a day after receiving Kit lessons. Adults receiving Kit lessons increased their knowledge of how long children should brush their teeth. Additional information on these four data points.