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Oral Health Resources for Professionals

Here you will find Oral Health resources for Health Professionals and Educators.

Ministry of Health Fluoride Facts Website

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

Nutrition and Activity hub

Water Only Resources For Schools                                                                                   

Nutrition Resources                                                                                                              

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.

Educators

  • 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.  
  • Colgate
    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.