This book is written for the educators of elementary school-age children in preparing lesson plans and discussions about oral health. In the first section, topics include community and cultural issues, teaching techniques, and classroom presentation and management. Section two discusses planning and implementing an oral health lesson plan, including good dental habits involving fluoride, plaque control, toothbrushing, flossing, nutrition and healthy teeth, anti-tobacco lessons, visiting the dentist, and children with special needs. The third section provides information on creating a community outreach program through dental health fairs and parent education meetings. Section four gives hints to help integrate the oral health program into the academic curriculum and visual aid samples are provided. The book concludes with additional resources such as fact sheets (in English and Spanish), a vocabulary list, recommended titles for the classroom, a glossary, and a bibliography.
Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Teachers, School health education, Elementary education, Curricula, Spanish language materials