Oral Health Resources for Professionals
Here you will find Oral Health resources for Health Professionals and Educators.
New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
Professional Development : Healthy Smile Healthy Child Interactive Resource
The NZDA has developed an online training resources for professionals that covers key childhood oral health topics. Topics include: tooth decay, lift the lip, childhood oral health conditions and anticipatory guidance for key developmental milestones. They have also produced an oral health pamphlet for parents in a wide variety of languages Parent Pamphlet: It's easy to protect your family's smile
Te Hiringa Hauora / Health Promotion Agency
HealthEd: Resource Library
The Health Promotion Agency provide a wide variety of health resources that can be downloaded or ordered.
Key oral health resources
- It's Easy to Protect Your Family's Smile (Children / Oral health)
- It's Free and It's All Good (Teenagers / Oral Health )
- Caring For Teeth
Behind The Hype Information Sheets
Topics: Sugar, Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks, Milk for Infants and Toddlers, Childhood Nutrition.
Healthy Kids Website
This website provides guidance for professionals and families around child nutrition, activity, sleeping and goal planning. A goal chart is available for download. Health professionals can order an A4 goal chart pad from the Health Promotion Agency.
- Menemene Mai: Early Childhood Inquiry Toolkit
This teaching tool kit was developed by the Canterbury District Health Board. It provides a range of activities, newsletter snippets,teaching strategies and oral health policy development tools as starters for an oral health inquiry focus within an early childhood setting.
- Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation offers a range of nutrition programmes and resources to support healthy environments within early childhood centres and schools.
- Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures
Colgate provides teaching resources for preschool and primary school. Teaching tool kits can be ordered online. They are available in English and Te Reo.
Preschool: Oral health and hand hygiene focus, teaching plan, posters, reading books and stickers.
Primary School: Oral health focus, teaching plan, posters, online video, stickers and take home tool kit for children.
Parent Resources: Toothbrushing poster and chart, plaque catcher and colouring in sheets
- Oral Care Recycling Programme With Colgate and TerraCycle
Recycle oral health care products at your school and gain TerraCycle points which are redeemable through a per point monetary value payment.
Oral health activities, downloadable story books, videos, teaching plans and posters
- American Dental Association
Puzzles, word finds, cross words, mazes, information sheets, and toothbrushing and flossing diagrams.
- Bee Healthy Wellington Regional Dental Health Service
Re-think your drink flashcards and posters, my lunch box activity sheet and lunch box and snack ideas.