Pennsylvania Third-Grade Students Invited to Enter Dental Health Contest

Pennsylvania Third-Grade Students Invited to Enter Dental Health ContestThird-grader Mateo Cruz of Solomon Plains Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County won first place in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) 2019 National Children's Dental Health Month statewide poster contest.

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) invites third-graders across Pennsylvania to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The theme for 2020 is: “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!” This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes. Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries. The first-place winner will be awarded $500. In addition, the first-place winner’s school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The grand prize will be awarded to the first-place winner at a school function. The second-place winner will receive $250, while the third-place winner will receive $100.

PDA offers classroom resources including a lesson plan featuring information on dental health, classroom activities and fun worksheets for the students. These lesson plan kits are distributed electronically. Please contact Michelle Berrones at [email protected] to receive these materials. Complimentary NCDHM posters for your classroom are also available by request.

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All entries for the poster contest must be submitted by Friday, March 6. Please select only one classroom winner and submit the winning entry to: Pennsylvania Dental Association, Attn: NCDHM Poster Contest, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. PDA will announce the top three winners in April.

Source: Pennsylvania Dental Association

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