Texas Oral Health Coalition
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan by advocating for optimal oral health for all Texans through statewide partnerships.
   Volume: 2, Issue: 6                                          www.txohc.org                               June 3, 2014Top
In This Issue


So You Want to Be a Model?


Costco Enters Fluoride Debate 

Please vote online!


RFP for Grant Writer


Oral Health Metrics Summit

Deadline to Register is June 4th


2014 Texas Oral Health Summit


CDHP Fluoridation One-Pager


Call for Poster Presentations

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 of $250 and above immediately upon receipt.

A 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.  

 2014 Texas
Oral Health Summit
Interprofessional Collaboration
Collective Impact
November 6-8, 2014  
Wyndham Garden, Austin, TX

TxOHC is pleased to partner with 
Oral Health America's 
Wisdom Tooth Project
Find help to connect older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. 

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics National Campaign for Dental Health
   2013 - 2014   Sponsors
Proud Sponsors of the 2014 Keynote Speaker, Brian Souza

So You Want to Be a Model?


The Texas Oral Health Coalition is seeking pictures to help in a pro-fluoridation social media campaign showing individual people that represent various ages, gender and race with healthy smiles and those with unhealthy mouths showing decay and/or missing teeth. Close up pictures of a complete head shot with individuals smiling is desired. 


We understand a signed release and/or licensing fee may be required for use and are prepared to pay a small stipend for pictures if necessary. Please contact TxOHC and thank you for your assistance with this project. 

Costco Enters Community Water Fluoridation Debate

On Friday, May 30th, Costco published a pro-con piece on community water fluoridation in their monthly magazine. This magazine is nationally distributed to approximately 8 million businesses and their employees and family members across the country and is read by close to 20 million people in addition to being posted and read extensively online. 

On the right side of the spread you will see a red button to click in order to vote in support of fluoridation. Even though the voting percentage has not been updated since May 14th, please vote. Under the voting button is another button to email debate comments. 

Costco will be accepting comments/letters this month, so any individuals, associations, or organizations are also encouraged to send a support letter of community water fluoridation. 
The Costco Connection, PO Box 34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088 or fax to: 425-313-6718. 

Help TxOHC spread the word 
and vote for fluoridation in the next two weeks. 


 Request for Grant Writer
Nonprofit, statewide oral health coalition seeks part-time intern for grant writing duties.   Please read RFP for complete details.
Deadline is July 7, 2014.
DentaQuest Foundation 
are proud sponsors 
of the
Texas Oral Health Metrics Summit
The Texas Oral Health Metrics Summit, 
hosted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 
is scheduled for June 11, 2014
at the UTHSCSA Dental School 


Discussion Topics: 
What We Collect:  Standardization and reliability of oral health data 
How We Collect It:  Data collection tools and methodology 
How We Can Use It:  Meaningful use of data on programmatic, state, and national levels
Distinguished Speakers Include:
Dr. Marko Vajucic, PhD
ADA, Sr. VP Health Policy Resource Center and
Dr. Kathy Phipps, DrPH
ASTDD, Data Coordinator

Please visit here for registration 
and details.
RSVP via the Contact Us Page 
no later than June 4, 2014
Texas Oral Health Summit
November 6-8, 2014
Wyndham Garden Hotel
Austin, TX

2014 Summit Theme:
Interprofessional Collaboration
 Collective Impact!
Featured Events: 
"Oral Health: State of the State"
Friday Plenary
Specially Designed Symposia on:

 School-based oral health programs

Adult (geriatric) and 
Maternal Child oral health care issues
Opening Reception
Poster Presentations 
plus many more continuing education courses to choose from 
Sponsors and Poster 
Presentations Wanted!!!
Please refer to the pdf's below for additional details.

CDHP Fluoridation One-Pager


The Children's Dental Health Project has created a one-pager about water fluoridation that can be shared with stakeholder organizations in your states or communities. This one-pager displays concise excerpts from pro-fluoridation policy statements and/or web content from five high-profile organizations or agencies. These excerpts reflect insights gained from research on effective messaging. CDHP's one-pager can be accessed here.

 Call for Poster Presentations


Applications are open to professional health providers, educators, or anyone that would like to present information on their oral health program, project or research during the 2014 Texas Oral Health Summit.

Presentations and Judging will be:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30 to 6:30 PM

Areas of interest are:
  • Basic science and/or clinical research
  • Clinical applications, techniques or tips
  • Laboratory applications, techniques or tips
  • Community oral health programs or grant projects
There was a strong demand from summit attendees last year to learn about other oral health programs that exist in Texas.  We highly encourage anyone that operates a community, school-based, or faith-based, preventive or comprehensive oral health program to share information on your program' objectives.

Monetary awards will be provided to the top three presentations.
  • 1st Place -  $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place -  $100
Deadline for application submissions is September 6, 2014
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