WHAT WE OFFER:
We provide a Dental Health Project Box which will rotate through the school classrooms. This box contains a wide selection of reading books with dental themes aimed at a range of reading ages. Included are is a PowerPoint presentation.
This means that after the initial presentation by the Teeth Team, any of the staff at the school can use the material in class projects.
This will ensure every child has access to a toothbrush - FREE !
At the first presentation which includes parents with their children - a Healthy Food Hamper is available. A names will be drawn out and awarded to a parent[s] present at the free dental health education seminar.
Despite $417 million being spent on dental health since 2007, the amount of cavities
being seen is still around the 40%.
Yet FREE Dental care is available for children up to 18.
Many Parents still don't see teeth care as a priority health concern and only seek treatment in severe cases. [child in continual pain] -source NZ Herald
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Currently we are working on achieving Charitable Trust Status which will Family Teeth Matters to issue Donation receipts for IRD purposes.
Approaches are being made to Business and Corporates and other groups where they can claim expenses against their taxes. We intend to brand each Dental Health Project Box with the logo of the Donor's business and thus achieve for both of us more exposure.
Basically we are in Start-Up mode. We have tested our Dental Health Project Box under practical working conditions by performing in an local Schools and Early Childhood Centres - And it works.
is to impart to all the teeth in your family, both children. and adults, immense benefits using our Dental Health Project Box..
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BACKGROUND: What is the REAL issue behind childhood dental decay?
Hygienists working in the field know the answer to this problem. The challenge is to communicate this answer in a way that captivates the attention of children, their parents and their teachers.
To achieve this we are currently approaching lower decile schools with a Family Teeth Matters program.