The Children’s Oral Health Education Program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Health. Program activities take place throughout the State with emphasis in areas of high need/high risk.
The Program provides a variety of interactive education activities and resources including the following:
- Age-appropriate school-based education programs conducted by a multi-disciplinary oral health staff
- "Save Our Smiles" voluntary school-based fluoride mouth rinse program
- Education resources for school nurses including the "Miles of Smiles" newsletter and "Franny Flossisaurus" and "Mr. Gross Mouth" teaching kits
- Oral health education for participants in the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
- Education for school-age children on timely oral health topics such as good oral hygiene practices, prevention of oral injury, tobacco cessation and importance of regular dental check-ups
The Children's Oral Health Program does not provide dental care services, but maintains a list of facilities and programs that provide these services. This information can be found in the New Jersey Dental Clinic Directory.