hero program

Be an Oral Health Action Hero.

Childhood tooth decay is Public Health Enemy #1 in America! Are you ready to rise to the task to defeat tooth decay in your community?

Our Health Education Resources and Outreach Program (HERO) mobilizes and equips volunteers to educate their communities about oral health. Oral Health Action Heroes:

  1. Identify their local beliefs, behaviors and environmental influences that contribute to poor oral health where they live.
  2. Discover and implement simple changes that can make a big difference!
  3. Provide resources to take action and improve the oral health of people living in their community.

Each community has its own unique challenges when it comes to good oral health. Solutions that work in one region may not fix the issues in another. To make an impact in all of our nation’s communities we need heroes to step up and take action! Will YOU join the fight?

hero challenge

Last fall, we partnered with DentaQuest to help kids across the nation learn about oral health while sheltering in place during the pandemic! Here is what they learned:

Registration for our latest challenge closed on July 16th. Check back to see what our Oral Health Action Heroes learn about defeating gum disease!

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HERO Guide: Individuals

Download the HERO Guide for individual projects to join the fight.

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HERO Guide: Groups

Download the HERO Guide for group projects.

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Earn Your Scout Patch

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Need Materials for Group Outreach?

America’s ToothFairy has resources available for those reaching groups of children through educational outreach and oral health projects. Resources can include educational materials and kits, and project partnership opportunities.

You can help nonprofit community groups educate families about good oral health!

Contact us for more details about Education Resource Sponsorship.

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This program is made possible with support from