The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health hosts the 4th annual Tooth Fairy Convention on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Dodger Stadium as a part of the LAUSD 5K. It will be a free community event to raise awareness about childhood oral health.
Did you know that dental disease is the most common chronic disease among children and the leading cause of school absence? As part of our ongoing Oral Health Initiative, we have coordinated in-school oral health screenings and preventive services for nearly 10,000 students aged 2-18 and found that more than half have an active dental disease, with 5% consistently in need of urgent dental treatment.
In response to this epidemic, our goal is to hold an event that will result in broad public awareness and also honor the parents who helped to make our oral health screening programs possible. We need your help!
- Dentists and hygienists provide free oral health screenings and guests are given referral lists to low cost, community-based dental homes
- Community Partners unite to offer education on oral health as it related to various topics including pregnancy, early childhood, educational success, finances, obesity, tobacco, etc.
- Volunteers guide guests through educational exhibits and screening booths
- Our guests walk away as informed, empowered community health advocates