Adopt a School Initiative

A great opportunity to support your local school

In partnership with Colgate, we are launching the Adopt a School initiative again for July Oral Health Month. We encourage all NZDA dentists to support a school to become water-only.

A toolkit is now available for you to use as a quick guide to help schools to become water-only.  In addition to the ‘Adopt a School Toolkit’, NZDA also has a PowerPoint presentation and five kinds of free educational leaflets available for you.

There's more! Colgate is supplying free toothpastes and toothbrushes to all schools supported by NZDA dentists to become water-only. That's plenty of reasons for you to join your colleagues who are already doing a great job through this initiative.

Here is what Faenza Dunsmore from Levin has to say...

"For my part this ‘Adopt a School’ promotion was not without some effort, but I enjoyed it – and now, some of what I know has been shared with my community. As a result six schools in Horowhenua have implemented ‘water-only’ practices and/or policies." 

Click here to read more about Dr Dunsmore's experience.

What next?

Use our toolkit and approach a school to see if they are interested to become water-only. Once you have a school on board, contact Deepa Hughes, to receive your educational pamphlets and Colgate products. 

The toolkit has plenty of useful information including letters to schools template, policy template, step by step guide, local contacts. However, if you need further information, or have any questions please send us an email.