Parent awareness is the most important part of making sure all your students get the dental care they need and deserve.

We hear from schools that these are the most effective ways to communicate with parents:

  • AUTOMATED CALLS

    The best way to get the word out to parents is through your school’s automated call system. Click here for a suggested script for you to record.

  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL/REGISTRATION PACKETS

    Back-To-School is the best time to get parents to complete the dental permission form. Be sure to include the dental permission form with your Back-To-School or Registration Packet at the beginning of each school year.

    • Kindergarten Round-Up – Don’t forget to put the dental permission form in your kindergarten round-up/enrollment packet.
  • IN-SCHOOL SIGNAGE

    Be sure to post the banners provided with your forms.

    • IDEA – Have students decorate a wall or your door about the dentist coming to school. Take a picture and send it to us. We’d love to see how creative they are!
  • PARENT/PTO/PTA ASSISTANCE

    Parents and your PTO/PTA are a great way to spread the word that the dentist is coming to school.

    • Let us know how helpful a parent or your PTO/PTA has been and we’ll be sure to send them a gift as our thank you.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Be sure to make announcements on your school’s PA system about the dentist coming to school. Here are the best times to make announcements:

    • Distribution day – To remind students to bring them home and have their parents complete, sign and return the permission forms.
    • One week AFTER distribution day – To remind students to bring the permission forms back to school and to remind teachers to return them to you.
    • Day of dental visit – Ask students to check their backpacks and teachers to check their desks. WE CAN SEE STUDENTS WHO HAND IN A PERMISSION FORM ON THE VISIT DAY.
  • PARENT LETTER, EMAIL or NEWSLETTER

    Email all your parents or have your teachers include information about the dentist coming to school in their parent newsletters. Click here for a sample.

The Tooth Fairy

Yes, the tooth fairy really does exist! In select locations, we are proud to have an Oral Health Educator (aka, Tooth Fairy) visit your school. The Oral Health Educator will go from classroom to classroom with a 5-8 minute lesson on the importance of keeping teeth healthy and seeing the dentist.

Call us today at 800-770-0388 to see if the Tooth Fairy is available for your school.