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Youth dental care working group

Youth dental care working group

The task of the district's youth dental care working group is to promote dental health, particularly in kindergartens and schools - for example, through oral hygiene, nutritional counseling and enamel hardening. For example, all daycare centers in the district are supervised by so-called sponsor dentists. They regularly visit the kindergartens and carry out dental hygiene exercises and nutritional counseling with the children. In addition, they advise and inform the educational staff and parents. The Youth Dental Care Working Group also provides toothbrushes free of charge and offers training in group prophylaxis for the sponsor dentists and their teams as well as the educational staff in the daycare centers.

The district offices of the Hesse State Dental Association, the Hesse Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists and the local health insurance funds as well as the youth dental service of the public health department are equally represented in the working group. The working group is integrated into the Hesse State Working Group on Youth Dental Care and pursues exclusively non-profit purposes.