Children‘s Oral Health Program
Zufall Health’s Children’s Oral Health Program is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health and is implemented in northwest New Jersey by a Regional Oral Health Coordinator employed by Zufall Health.
The Children’s Oral Health Program provides many educational programs and resources including:
- School-based educational activities conducted by registered hygienists
- “Save Our Smiles” voluntary, school-based fluoride rinse program
- Educational resources and teaching kits for school nurses
- Oral health education for participants in the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
- Oral health education for public health and social service professionals
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Importance of regular dental visits
- Healthy food choices
- Dental sealants, braces, athletic mouth guards
- Connection between oral and overall health
- Oral effects of tobacco use
- Oral piercing
- Oral cancer
- Gum disease
Eligibility: Priority is given to schools with a high percentage of children in the free/reduced lunch program and in high-need areas. Additional programs are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis.
Appointments: To schedule free oral health presentations for students at your school, contact Karoline Genung, RDH at 973-891-3415 or via e-mail: email@example.com.