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Girl Scouts from Troop 4042 learn about oral health from a dental hygienist at Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry in Southlake, Texas, as part of their project to earn Oral Health Action HERO patches from America’s ToothFairy and DentaQuest. (Photo: America’s ToothFairy)

Dental hygiene education project for Scouts expands

By Dental Tribune USA
June 18, 2019

High interest among Scout troops across the U.S. has led to quick expansion of the Health Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Program of America’s ToothFairy, through which Scouts can earn an Oral Health Action HERO patch.

Contributions from DentaQuest have enabled 4,000 patches to be available to Scouts participating in the program.

The HERO program engages participants in addressing oral health issues unique to their geographical area by conducting research; teaching children, teens, parents and community leaders about the importance of oral-health; and promoting positive oral health behaviors in their communities. Since November, 23 troops have completed projects and collected more than 3,600 oral care products for children in their communities.

Through the program, Scouts choose three oral-health-related activities from a list of projects focused on changing perceptions, changing behaviors and changing the environment of children’s oral health.

(Source: America’s ToothFairy)

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