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Oral health training for child care

Good oral health is important for all children. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has developed training to help your program provide the best oral health for the children in your care.

Oral health training

A study conducted in 2003 found that a significant proportion of Massachusetts’ children suffer from dental caries, and many of our youngest children start school with dental disease. As an educator, you need to assist children in brushing their teeth whenever they are in care for more than four hours, or whenever they consume a meal while in care. Take the Oral health training to provide the best oral health for the children in your care.

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Kool Smiles

Kool Smiles is a Massachusetts provider of oral health services to children. They are offering free toothbrushes and oral health education to child care programs licensed by EEC. Programs may contact Kool Smiles at one of their offices across the state.

Kool Smiles is not affiliated in any way with EEC. EEC is only providing this information for informational purposes and this represents no endorsement of Kool Smiles by EEC.