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 statewide partnerships.
   Volume: 1, Issue: 4                                 www.txohc.org                            April 5, 2013 TopBanner
In This Issue


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month 


Texas Register 

March 15, 2013 issue
SBDE Proposes 16 Rule Actions

OSAP Comments on Infection Control Violations 

Self Exam to Find Your Dental Score

April is National Facial Protection Month
Head Start Leadership Development at NHSA Conference
Texas Medicaid Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee Meeting
Texas Health Care Reform Information
TDHA Offers CE

2013 Oral Health Summit

November 22-23, 2013

HP2020 TxOHC Supports  
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.



2min2x is a 3-year website campaign developed by the Ad Council and the Partnership for

Healthy Mouths.  Visit today and learn how you can get involved.


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month


Please show your support and wear something burgundy (official oral cancer awareness color) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  


Close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year causing over 8,000 deaths.

Go to http://oralcancer.org/facts/index.htm  to read more.


Please remember to perform this simple screening on every patient every time.  You could save a life!!!


There are many Free Oral Cancer Screenings offered in Texas this month so please go to http://www.oralcancer-screening.org/events/ and find the nearest location to you.    


TSBDE Proposes 16 Rule Actions

March 15, 2013, the Texas Register published 16 Texas State Board of Dental Examiner's rule actions regarding Dental Licensure. The public has 30 days in which to respond and deadline is April 13, 2013.  For more information go to SBDE 3-15-2013 Rule changes.  

Unsafe and Unsanitary Conditions Spark OSAP to Comment on Tulsa Oral Surgeons' Infection Control Violations

To read more on this story please go to 


Find Out Your Dental Score


A new oral health tool from Delta Dental, My Dental Score is a Self Exam that helps discover your risk for oral diseases. Find it at http://mydentalscore.com/  

April is 

National Facial Protection Month. 


Get the word out!


Visit http://www.aaoms.org/SaveFace   for more information. 


National Center on Health Offers a Variety of Professional Development Opportunities at the Birth to Five Leadership Institute and NHSA Conference. 


Do you work in health, mental health, or       nutrition services in Head Start? 

Do you want greater knowledge of health topics and systems? 


     Topics Include:      

  •          Sunday, April 28
    •   Health Manager Orientation -intensive track
    •   Engaging Staff, Parents and Communities in Health Education - intensive track
    •   Responding to Crises and Tragic Events
    •   Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Early Brain Development
  •          Monday, April 29
    •   Health Manager Orientation - topics in HS/EHS health
    •   Engaging Staff, Parents, and Communities in Health Education - day 2 intensive
  •          Tuesday, April 30
    •   Health Manager Orientation - topics in HS/EHS health
    •   Family Engagement and Health
  •          NHSA
    •   Reducing and Eliminating Tobacco Exposure
    •   IMIL for Families and Communities
    •   Mental Health
    •   And much more!       

Who Should Attend?   Head Start/Early Head Start health managers, nutrition managers, mental health managers, directors


To register for the 2nd OHS Birth to Five Leadership Institute, click here: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/calendar/li-2013 


To register for the 2013 NHSA Conference, click here: http://www.nhsa.org/?e=events.detail&event_id=53         

For more information: 

For more information about NCH offerings at the Birth to Five and NHSA Conferences, contact us at (888) 227-5125 or nchinfo@aap.org. 


Texas Medicaid Information Exchange Advisory Committee Meeting
Open to the Public
Thursday, April 11, 2013
10 am to 3 pm
 John H. Winter Building
701 West 51st St.
Health Care Reform Implementation Status and Developments in Texas

Keep up with the latest news at KidsWell State Overview.  


Texas Dental Hygienists' Association offers CE
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
1 pm - 4 pm, ANGIE STONE, RDH, BS (3 CEU's) 
"Oral Health of the Aged Population. . . a Problem and a Viable Solution." 
Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa 
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666 
(512) 805-5322
For registration:
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