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October 28, 2020
Volume 11, Issue 43


Take A Pic With Your Swag 

If you were one of the first 100 registrants for the Conference on Oral Health, you would have received a conference box in the mail with swag! If you were one of the first 100 registrants for the Conference on Oral Health, you would have received a conference box in the mail with swag! If you did, take a picture with it and use #OHK2k20 when you post on Facebook and Twitter. 

We want to see you with your swag! If you signed up but didn’t make the 100 mark, that’s ok! We are thrilled for you to join us!

Not signed up? You can still register! Important information is below.

When: Friday, October 30, 9:00am-12:00pm AND Friday, November 6, 8:00am-12:00pm

ONE individual registration fee will give you access to BOTH virtual session days!


Individual Registration Fees
Single: $60
Student: $15

Group rates

Dental Team Rates
Names and contact information for each attendee will be required. Contact Sonia at solmos@oralhealthkansas to sign up your team or call 785-235-6039.

  • 2 to 5 - $45 per person
  • 6 to 10 - $40 per person
  • 11 or more - $35 per person

Classroom Rate
Dental and dental hygiene classes of 12 or more people can benefit from the Classroom rate and get a set of classroom discussion questions to guide conversations based on the subjects covered during the conference. 

$500 + a set of classroom discussion questions 

Register for the conference here!



Tips On Oral Health During Halloween Festivities

It’s that time of year again. Aisles full of sweets, children excited to receive their Halloween treats and the fear parents feel that their children are getting too much sugar! We aren’t saying don’t eat sweets, we are advising to make a plan how to eat it!

  • Eat sweets during mealtime or right after. Yes…we said it. Eat it with your dinner! While you’re chewing and creating saliva, the saliva will help cancel out the bacterial in your mouth.
  • Stay away from chewy candies and hard candies that will stick to your teeth.
  • Drink water! Water will help swish away particles stuck in your teeth from candy.

Here are more tips to share with your family!


Attend A Power Of Advocacy Meeting

The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is having virtual "Power of Advocacy" meetings and are region-specific. Participants will be able to connect with other advocates from their community, share health care stories and learn how grassroots advocacy lays the groundwork for positive change. Find out more here!



The Importance Of Oral Health During Pregnancy

Enhancing the Impact of Tobacco Cessation, is a project funded by the Kansas Health Foundation and CVS Health Foundation. The purpose of the project is to enhance the use of existing resources to improve maternal and infant health. This project is promoting the Kansas Tobacco Quitline services to help pregnant women in Kansas who smoke or use e-cigarettes to quit.

Pregnant women who call the Kansas Tobacco Quitline will receive 9 free tobacco cessation counseling sessions. In addition, they will be educated on the increased risk of sleep-related death for tobacco-exposed infants. The caller will also be referred to the KIDS Network to learn risk-reduction strategies and may qualify to receive free materials, such as a portable crib and wearable blanket, to help them create a safe sleep environment. If any pregnant women would like to learn more on how to quit tobacco, call the Kansas Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW; KSquit.org). If you are a provider, consider using the Kansas Tobacco Quitline fax or web referral service.



We met with all of the Conference on Oral Health speakers who will present on Friday, October 30, and they are ready to go. We are too, and we know you are going to enjoy learning from them!

If you haven’t registered yet, you can still register!





Sugary Drink Display Sanitation

Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending use of the Sugary Drink Display until further notice.

During this time, hand washing and social distancing is on everyone’s mind. We want everyone to have the comfort of knowing we sanitize our sugary drink displays. They are wiped down and cleaned off after they have been returned.





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