February 3, 2010
by BALTIMORE, MD
The National Museum of Dentistry has partnered with United Concordia Dental to produce a CD-ROM version of the Museum’s popular MouthPower oral health education program. Modeled on the MouthPower Online program (www.MouthPower.org), the CD-ROM will assist dentists and hygienists in educating their patients about the benefits of good oral health. www.mouthpower.org), across the country in a popular traveling exhibit and on site at the Museum in Baltimore in a hands-on exhibit. The program is also being adapted to be used with Head Start programs in Baltimore City and as a mentoring program for Girl Scouts.
The program features the chatterteeth character Mouthie in an interactive laboratory where children can learn how to brush and floss, make smart food choices and steer clear of the pitfalls of tobacco. The CD-ROM includes easy-to-use, bilingual lessons and fun activity sheets that will help children learn good oral health habits. It will be distributed to 45,000 United Concordia participating dentists nationwide, as well as to those who request the program through the Museum.
“The secret to a healthy smile is simple – taking good care of your teeth,” said National Museum of Dentistry Executive Director Jonathan Landers. “The MouthPower program shows kids how to do that in a fun and educational way.”
“We are excited to partner with the National Museum of Dentistry to share this outstanding oral health education program with our participating dentists,” said Karen A. Whitesel, United Concordia Dental Corporate Vice President of Professional Relations. “Our hope is that this exciting tool will help dentists teach their young patients lifelong habits that maintain healthy smiles.”
The National Museum of Dentistry’s MouthPower oral health education program teaches children about good oral health around the world through its online game (available in English and Spanish at