• Campaign Selected for Two National Presentations

    February 28th, 2011
    Healthy Teeth Happy Babies Campaign Update

    The Healthy Teeth Happy Babies campaign was selected for two presentations at the National Oral Health Conference, the nation’s premier dental public health meeting, in April 2011. The 700 dental health professionals in attendance will have the opportunity to hear one presentation highlighting the four-year success of the Campaign and another separate presentation about Healthy Teeth Happy Babies as a model bilingual public education and community-based social marketing campaign.

    The conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, from April 11 -13 and is designed for anyone interested in learning and collaborating to improve the oral health of the public.  The Campaign’s presentation on culturally relevant community-based social marketing will take place at the roundtable luncheon on Monday, April 11.  The presentation regarding the four-year success of the Healthy Teeth Happy Babes Infant Oral Health Public Education Campaign will be conducted during the morning concurrent sessions on Wednesday, April 13.

    Visit www.nationaloralhealthconference.com to register or learn more.

  • Healthy Teeth Happy Babies in the News

    February 28th, 2011
    For National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Campaign recently placed several news items highlighting the importance of infant and prenatal oral health in Colorado.  As the only public education campaign in Colorado that provides children’s oral health information to targeted audiences outside the clinical environment, Healthy Teeth Happy Babies uses a wide-range of information channels to help inform new and expecting parents. For example:

    The Campaign coordinated a Spanish-language television news broadcast at the Salud Family Health Center in Commerce City. Azteca America television also broadcasted the Campaign’s sixth Contesta hotline event. Hundreds of viewers have called the Healthy Teeth Happy Babies Contestas to talk to dental professionals about improving their family’s oral health.


    The Campaign installed Dr. Elizabeth Shick, a.k.a. Dr. Liz, as EdNews Parent Colorado’s resident dental health expert.  Dr. Liz at The Children’s Hospital, Cavity-Free at Three program is the director for perinatal and infant oral health and will be a regular EdNews Parent ‘Ask an Expert’ contributor.

  • Early Childhood Caries is nearly 100% preventable

    January 25th, 2011
    Healthy Teeth Happy Babies Campaign Update

    Did you know that Early Childhood Caries is the most chronic childhood disease in the United States?  According to the Centers for Disease Control, caries is present in more than 40% of the nation’s children . . . it doesn’t have to be this way.

    To learn more, read the entire Healthy Teeth Happy Babies article in the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention edition of Articulator. The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (MDDS) publishes Articulator magazine and it has an estimated readership of more than 2,500, including 83% of all licensed dentists in metro Denver.