News and Events
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) will hold two no-cost healthcare missions that will deliver medical, dental and optical care to residents across the region. The sessions will be held in Monroeville and Thomasville, Ala., from May 28-June 4. You do not have to be an area resident to receive treatment; anyone who attends will receive care on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions will be held daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, see the press release and the Tuscaloosa announcement.
Share Your Smile with Alabama Photo Contest
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce our first annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest, giving the opportunity for Alabama parents to showcase their child’s smile. Learn more!
October is National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) is kicking off, with its continuation of last year's family-focused theme "A Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime." Every week in the month of October is dedicated to a different event, each one celebrating various aspects of dental hygiene - from the dental hygienist to community service!
The American Dental Hygienists' Association is encouraging dental hygienists and other dental professionals and supporters across the country to get involved with NDHM this October to increase public awareness of the oral health - total health connection and the importance of educating the entire family on situations which impact their oral health.
It is imperative to start early with a daily oral care routine to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease. NDHM is the perfect time to spread that message even more - while celebrating the profession of dental hygiene!
February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM)
NCDHM focuses on providing oral health education to all children despite their economic status. For more information on this national observance, visit the American Dental Association.
February 4 is Give Kids A Smile® Day
Give Kids A Smile® was designed to provide education, as well as preventive and restorative dental care to low-income children who do not have access to it. To learn more about this special day, visit the American Dental Association.
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a joint research project between state departments of public health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On a personal level, moms can positively influence the success rate for future healthy pregnancies and deliveries by sharing their experiences with the PRAMS program. All information is kept strictly confidential. Mothers are randomly chosen from reported Alabama births to participate in the PRAMS survey. Mothers who complete and return the survey may choose a gift as a token of our appreciation (diapers, manicure set, insulated cooler, or PRAMS branded onesie). For more information, please visit PRAMS or call (334) 206-2923.
Page last updated: May 25, 2018