Dr. Fialkoff Presents “America’s ToothFairy” Oral Health Care Event & Donates Toothbrushes & Toothpaste for Child Center of NY Students at Event
Dr. Bernard Fialkoff presented the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation’s “America’s ToothFairy” campaign at a free oral health care event for 160 elementary aged Queens children at PS 24’s Child Center of NY yesterday. Dr. Fialkoff, founder of the Fialkoff Dental Study Club, a dental educational group in Queens, learned about the campaign earlier this year. The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation encourages dentists nationally to participate in the America’s ToothFairy program by providing free oral health care and information to their communities. Dr. Fialkoff encouraged all of his study club’s dentist members to do likewise at the group’s fall meeting. The event consisted of Dr. Fialkoff’s office educating the children on proper oral health care, donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to the children and instructing on the importance of maintaining dental health.
The event began with an introduction on the definition of some basic dental words like cavities and plaque. They went over proper nutrition and the effects of sugar on the teeth. Dr. Fialkoff’s staff then proceeded to teach the children how to brush correctly. The children gathered around the office staff who showed a model of the human mouth and the sequence of how to brush teeth. At the end, Dr. Fialkoff’s office gave out certificates to each student for having participated in the America’s ToothFairy event. He also donated a toothbrush and toothpaste to all students.
Dr. Fialkoff mentioned, “It is important to share the knowledge we have gained as adults with our children. They are the future generation and can be helped to avoid problems that we went through in our lives. As a doctor, one of our roles is to help our community, and that’s why I support the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology and America’s ToothFairy initiatives. ”
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation was formed in 2006 to eliminate children’s preventable pain and suffering from pediatric dental disease by delivering superior preventive-focused programs and resources that improve quality of life for underserved children. Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care for children of all ages, the America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network includes dental and allied health professionals, generous corporations, nonprofit community health programs, civic and youth organizations and caring individuals in every state.