The L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event will feature fun, prizes, free dental screenings and information about oral health.
The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health is joining forces with the UCLA-led consortium More LA Smiles and other dental health heroes to present its biggest oral health event ever—The L.A. Trust’s fifth annual Tooth Fairy Event, Saturday, February 22 at Dodger Stadium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s annual Health and Wellness Festival & 5K, expected to attract more than 5,000 students and community members. The event is free and open to all (pre-registration is required for LAUSD 5K participants).
The L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event will feature fun, prizes, free dental screenings and information booths hosted by L.A.’s leading oral healthcare organizations. In partnership with Sesame Street in Communities, the event will also include a special appearance by Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.
The LAUSD Health and Wellness Festival will include live entertainment, food trucks, fitness and dance classes, celebrity appearances, free stadium parking, and an interactive Kids Zone.
In addition to the title sponsor—the UCLA-led consortium More LA Smiles—the Tooth Fairy event is supported by silver sponsors Big Smiles Dental, Delta Dental, Liberty Dental Plan Companies and the office of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Also sponsoring the event are Access Dental, America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF), Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids Dental, East West Bank and Patterson Dental.
“The L.A. Trust is honored to be part of this amazing community event once again, and I want to thank Los Angeles Unified for inviting us,” said Maryjane Puffer, executive director of The L.A. Trust and L.A.’s unofficial Tooth Fairy. “February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s a good time to remember how important oral health is to our young people.”
Puffer thanked “the healthcare companies and nonprofit organizations who’ve joined with us to stage this unique celebration of oral health. The care and education we give our young people today will pay dividends for a lifetime.”