Texas Oral Health Coalition
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan. The purpose of the coalition is to promote optimal oral health for all Texans through a statewide partnership.
   Volume: 1, Issue: 13                                 www.txohc.org                       December 17, 2013Top

In This Issue

Special Message


Membership survey


New websites added in 2013


CDC Grand Rounds cwf webcast

Tis the season 
to be generous!
Please support increasing oral health care education in Texas by sending your tax free donation to the Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. today.  
TxOHC is a nonprofit 501 c 3 and will issue a tax acknowledgement letter for your donation immediately upon receipt.

A new website dedicated to community water fluoridation in Texas.  Find out your county information here.
Two Minutes for 
Oral Health  
Visit Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives to find fun tips and cartoons for encouraging kids to take care of their teeth.  
To receive your Summit Course Attendance Verification for CE credit you must complete the online evaluations by
December 31, 2013  
Click here for complete instructions
Click here for Summit Evaluation 
   2013 Sponsors

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics national Campaign for Dental Health

National Oral Health Conference
April 28-30, 2014 
 Fort Worth, Texas
Watch here for further details 
over the next few months!

Special Message
to all  
Summit Attendees

An important reminder that the deadline to complete your online oral health summit evaluations for continuing education (CE) credit ends December 31, 2013.

For those of you that do not need CE, we ask that you please take a quick moment to complete the online summit evaluations, so that we may receive your input in order to plan and offer you the best conference possible each year.

The planning committee is also interested in your suggestions for future topics and speakers, so be sure and add anything you wish on the evaluations under comments.
The Evaluation Instructions for your Course Attendance Verification may be found hereor go directly to Summit Evaluation to complete.

Course presentations and the TxOHC annual report may be found on the History page of the TxOHC website and pictures of the summit are posted under Overview on the Oral Health Summit page.
Member Survey Questionnaire

A last reminder that your opportunity to respond to the member dues questionnaire is drawing near.   The Texas Oral Health Coalition (TxOHC) Board of Directors (BOD) asked for your input to help in their decision making process about whether to charge membership dues beginning in 2014.  

Please complete the survey and return to Beth Stewart via email or fax before December 31, 2013.


TxOHC Websites 
as Your Oral Health Information Resource to Visit for Your 
Oral Health Information Needs
TxOHC is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, www.oralhealthtexas.org devoted to providing oral health education materials for all ages focusing on Education, Prevention, Access and Treatment.  

Take the Oral Health Literacy Quiz today and test your knowledge.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn 
CDC invites you to join monthly
Grand Rounds Webcasts 


This month, "Community Water Fluoridation: A Vital 21st Century Public Health Intervention" is featured.


This important session of Grand Rounds will explore the public health impact of CWF including challenges and opportunities for state and local partners.  You will also hear about new communications strategies to get important messages out to the communities.   

Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. 


Public Health Grand Rounds is a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to stay abreast of current public health issues in addition to receiving continuing education credits if needed. 


This is a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to stay abreast of current public health issues and receive continuing education credits for   participation.


The CDC will post recorded webcasts to their website archives section within 48 to 72 hours after the event.  At that time, they also include a segment called "Beyond the Data" -- featuring a conversation between hosts and panelists which includes key "take home" messages from each Grand Rounds session. 


Excerpted information above was provided by: 

Susan K. Laird, MSN, RN


CDC Education and Learning Initiative

Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds

OADC/Office of Communication Science



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