Q: How can a ‘canine’ tooth help children?

A. When it’s decorated like Slinky Dog (shown above) as part of the “Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece” competition.

Now through February 10-12, 2017 -– National Children’s Dental Health Month  —  you can enter a juried art competition, the brainchild of Dr. William Demray, founder of Preservation Dental in Northville, Michigan, and support the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Dental School Community Outreach Program.

When you donate $20 to decorate a tooth and enter the contest, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the (UDM) Dental School Community Outreach Program efforts to educate parents and children about good oral hygiene. Donations also will support the program’s  Titans for Teeth Mobile Clinic , which reaches out to children who cannot get to the dentist.

How can you participate?

  1. Donate $20 to get your own Michigan-made molar. Click here to participate: http://toothfairyoverstock.com/getyourowntooth/
    Then create your Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece and enter it in the juried art competition that will take place – in Northville, MI. (You do not need to be in or from Michigan to enter.)
    Prizes: The grand prize for the “Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece” winning tooth-artist 12
    years of age-and-under is $371.00. The prize for the winning tooth-artist 13 years of age or older is $1,111.00.
  2. Not artistic? You can support the effort to bring the mobile dental unit to a school in need, by simply making a donation – and still get your own tooth. Join the troupe of traveling teeth.  Supporters are invited to take the tooth around their hometown – snap a few #toothies at a landmark (aka selfies) and post/tweet them on Instagram or Twitter @toothfall – then pass it on to someone else you think will “play along”.

Last week, the Benco Family Foundation participated by donating to the “Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece” competition and inviting Benco Dental associates at the home office of the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor, in Pittston, Pennsylvania to “Decorate a Tooth & Make A Difference.”

At Benco Dental, contest entries that received the most associate votes (shown above, and below) earned prizes sponsored by the company, and will be entered into the national contest through Preservation Dental and displayed at the Northville Square Mall in February 2017 for National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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Clockwise, from top left: A blank slate, Benco Dental associate entries receiving the most associate votes: 2nd Place, “Iron Tooth,” created by Benco Dental’s Tech Support team, 3rd Place, a Harry Potter – inspired display, by Christina Hernandez & Lauren Rusen, and 1st Place, “Tooth Story” by Dane Bower.

For complete details on the “Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece” contest, visit Toothfairyoverstock.com.

Read more about the project: http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/september/tumbling-teethhttp://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/september/tumbling-teeth

 

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