Trick or Treat for America’s ToothFairy 2012 – Practice Insights from
2012 by kreandeau

As a dental professional you know that there are millions of children suffering from pediatric dental problems that make it difficult for them to eat, sleep and even learn.  In addition to providing awareness about the importance of oral hygiene for all ages, one way you can help raise awareness of pediatric dental disease is by promoting Trick or Treat for America’s ToothFairy 2012. The goal of this event is to raise $100,000 for the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), America’s ToothFairy®.

The NCOHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which focuses on finding and supporting ways of delivering comprehensive oral healthcare through its Affiliate Network to underserved children throughout the United States, thereby working to break the cycle of preventable pediatric dental disease. Since 2006 the Foundation has distributed almost ten million dollars nationwide in dental products, technical resources and direct funding to the Network, which provides dental services to more than 600,000 children each year.

The Foundation reports that every $120 raised can serve to protect a deserving child’s smile for a whole year. Promoting this worthwhile cause can be a good way to raise awareness for the importance of pediatric dental care, strengthen relationships with your community, and build office morale. Perhaps members of your staff might be willing to making a donation in exchange for wearing a costume on Halloween or your dental office could sponsor a candy buy-back program where you agree to donate one dollar to America’s ToothFairy for every pound of candy brought in (up to a certain amount). Then you could provide the children with toothpaste or something fun in exchange for their candy. Post your activities on social media or send out a press release to raise awareness for your efforts.

When you are reviewing resumes from for your dental front office jobs, dental hygienist jobs, or dental assistant jobs, look beyond the professional qualifications to find people who are willing to get involved with the office in many ways. One way to tell more about a potential applicant might be to view a video resume and see if he or she talks about other activities that can help your practice provide education or build closer relationships with all of your patients.

What are some other ways dental job applicants can help your practice grow? Leave a comment below, visit our website at, connect on Facebook, follow @DentalSpots on Twitter, or call 1-800-971-8008. When you need help finding dental employees who can participate in the many activities that make a practice part of your community, turn to – the right spot to fill a job in dentistry.




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