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We want to send a big CONGRATS to our board member Tiffany Serbus. Tiffany got married May 4th 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. She is now enjoying her honeymoon in Hawaii!

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We want to thank our PHS ambassador, Hiep Pham, for distributing new supplies to the children at Loc Tho Charity school & Kim Son Charity School near Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hiep reviewed a lesson on oral health care and distributed new dental kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. We are looking forward to revisiting the children soon!

Hiep Distribute Supplies

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PHS is happy to share photos of the children at Meeting Point Kampala with their new dental supplies. We are thrilled to work with such a fantastic organization and hope to see everyone at MPK soon!

MPK receives new supplies collage

 

 

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COME AND GET UM!!! Photo Booth images are up and rarin’ to be seen! This year’s images in our ” toothy comic book booth” is our best yet! Not to mention the stellar appearances by Mr. Molar and the Tooth Fairy!

For all photos please visit our Styles for Smiles Facebook Page.

S4S Photo Booth Collage

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PHS celebrates National Children’s Dental Health month!

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Whether you’re a member of the dental team, a teacher or a parent, the ADA has free online resources that can help you with oral health presentations, ideas for the classroom and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts.

Please visit http://www.ada.org/5578.aspx for more info.

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Our long time sponsor and friends at KOKOON will donate 20% of any sales that come in with “Styles for Smiles” or “Project Healthy Smile” in the “WHO IS YOUR REP” box on an online order. Now through January 28th at www.kokoon.net.

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Happy New Year!

03 Jan 2013

PHS wishes everyone happy, healthy smiles in 2013.

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The FDI World Dental Federation is a federation of approximately 200 national dental associations and specialist groups. The organisation’s vision of “leading the world to optimal oral health” acknowledges that oral health is an integral part of general health and well-being.

The FDI World Dental Federation released a report Aug. 30 that outlines five strategies to address what the FDI describes as urgent oral health care challenges facing the dental profession and its patients worldwide.

Vision 2020

Shaping the future of oral health

 Challenges and opportunities

Vision 2020 provides a sketch of how oral health care might look by 2020 if the profession tackles the challenges and seizes the opportunities in a timely and appropriate manner. It answers the essential questions: how can the profession grow in order to make a significant contribution to the improvement of global oral health during the coming decade?

Five elements to Vision 2020

Vision 2020 comprises five chief elements, analyzed according
to threat and opportunity. The first is to meet the increasing
need and demand for oral healthcare; Second is to expand the role of healthcare professionals. The third element is to shape a responsive educational model, while the fourth is to mitigate the impacts of socio-economic dynamics. The final element is to foster fundamental and
translational research and technology.

Aspirational and inspirational

Vision 2020 is aspirational and inspirational; it is not meant to be operational. It provides avenues which will need to be further explored and discussed: specific strategies, tactical approaches, implementation tools or ready-to-use formulae, as those will depend largely on local needs and circumstances.

A continuous process

Vision 2020 is the beginning of a continuous process aimed at
generating discussion and collaboration between FDI and all
its partners. It is the result of a year-long reflection within FDI.

Read FDI’s Vision 2020 Report

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