Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay affecting almost half of the world’s population. We are dedicated to helping you educate and motivate your patients to adopt good oral health habits to fight this preventable disease.
During Oral-Systemic Health Week you should educate your patients about gum and periodontal disease and how it can have a significant impact on the rest of their bodies. Often the dentist is the first to see signs of systemic diseases because your mouth is a good indicator of your overall health.
It’s time to get ramped up for Oral Systemic Health Week happening October 18-24, 2021.
How to Get Involved
Oral Systemic Health Week would not be the success it is without the commitment and dedication of Dental Professionals. We rely on your actions to engage others locally to raise awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases.
There are many ways you can dedicate your time to Oral Systemic Health Week. Start making a positive difference for oral health today by promoting the Oral Systemic Health Week. Click below to get ideas and printable campaign tools.
Campaign Tools and Ideas
Use your social media accounts to share, re-share, tag, and hashtag educational tools, events, downloads, and campaigns including photos & videos on the systemic connection between your oral and overall health.
Join us on this digital movement where we can use social media as our tool to spread the message of Complete Health directly into the hands of people of all ages.
Let’s start educating!
Use hashtags #OSHW21 & #OralSystemicHealthWeek with each post and tag us @NLPractice on all social handles.
Operations Smile Donations:
If you plan on doing in office donations for Operation Smile NextLevel will match all donations up to $1,000.
Free Sealants for Children:
Super Sealant Saturday. Host an event on Saturday October 23, 2021 for children ages 6-12. Event can include:
- A free Dental exam and sealant.
- A free goodie bag filled with a toothbrush and toothpaste
- Face painting and a chance to meet the tooth fairy.
Healthy Mouth Baseline Printable
The Healthy Mouth Baseline tool is an amazing document to help get patients to understand the link between their oral and overall health. This tool lets you and your practice set a standard for what a “healthy mouth” truly means. You can use this document as a scorecard for your patients to help them take ownership of their health. It acts as an amazing conversation starter and a great way to transition into talking about the oral-systemic link with your patients.
Digital Oral Systemic Health Cards: Educate Patients on Chronic Illnesses and How Oral Health
Relates to Them.
Does your practice embrace the Complete Health Model? If the answer is yes then you know the importance of patient education.
These educational cards are perfect supplementary materials to provide to your patients.
Say Ahh The Movie
Say Ahh The Movie takes a sobering look at the state of our nation’s healthcare. Despite being among the wealthiest countries in the world and home to some of the most advanced medicine and technology, the United States is experiencing a decline in the overall health of its citizens as chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer become more and more prevalent. As medical professionals, we in the dentistry industry know that proactive oral healthcare can screen for and even help treat many of the diseases and ailments now facing our country on an epidemic level.
This documentary illustrates the connection between dental health and overall physical health by showcasing dentists and dental teams as the unsung heroes of the medical industry. It is the first film produced by Partners in Complete Health, a non-profit organization committed to helping dentists understand the science behind Complete Health Dentistry and the oral-systemic link. Say Ahh introduces us to powerful individuals who have been affected by the effects of our outdated reactive approach to oral health and opens our eyes to the ability and duty o/f Complete Health Dentists to revolutionize our nation’s overall wellbeing.
Partners in Complete Health is excited to partner with Complete Health Dentistry professionals across the country to take a stand for the health of their patients and spread the message of the impact we can have on the health and lives of millions of Americans.