Kool Smiles supplies teachers with free dental lesson plans and toothbrushes for Children’s Dental Health Month
As part of its ongoing commitment to expanding dental health education in underserved communities nationwide, Kool Smiles supplied teachers with free dental health lesson plans and toothbrushes to use in preschool and Pre-K-5 classrooms during Children’s Dental Health Month this February. The dental health lesson plans have become a popular educational resource from the children’s dental provider, with more than 6,000 lesson plans downloaded and 154,000 toothbrushes distributed to classrooms throughout the country since Kool Smiles launched the program in March 2013.

“Teachers are some of our most important allies in the fight against childhood tooth decay, so we are thrilled to see so many educators utilizing these free resources in their classrooms,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Chief Dental Officer for Kool Smiles.  “Dental health education – including teaching children about the importance of brushing, flossing and healthy eating – can play a powerful role in reducing oral health disparities and shaping positive dental habits early in life.”

Kool Smiles’ dental health lesson plans include age-appropriate activities to generate learning and discussion about the importance of good dental health in preschool, grades K-2, and grades 3-5 classrooms. Interested teachers can download the lesson plans and order free toothbrushes for their classrooms directly from the Kool Smiles website at

Great Expressions and executives honored for award-winning leadership
Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) (Southfield, MI) has been recognized along with its executives for award-winning leadership and as a best place to work. Richard Beckman, Great Expressions’ CEO, was named a Bronze winner for Executive of the Year by Best in Biz. Kristy Loomis, VP of human resources, and Wendy Flanagan, VP of operations Georgia North, were honored with the Bronze award for Female Executives of the Year by The Stevie Awards for Women in Business. GEDC as a company was recognized as an award winner for The Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

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