Planning an NCDHM event can be a challenging, yet rewarding, experience. The key to a successful program is to start early.
Establish a committee and delegate different responsibilities to each member. Place one or two people in charge of publicity, ordering materials and securing a location. NCDHM events are great opportunities for new members and new dentists to get involved in a society project. The committee should identify the following:
To find an NCDHM event in your area, contact your district or local NCDHM chair.
PDA provides a variety of free materials including the NCDHM lesson plan kit, bookmarks printed with last year's poster contest winner, activity sheets and an official NCDHM poster from ADA. Order free materials online now.
Please note: Materials are free to members, but shipping and handling fees do apply.
Don’t rely on word of mouth to get the word out, especially if this is a first-time event. Be proactive in your quest for publicity. Purchase an advertisement in your local daily or weekly newspaper. If your event is at a mall or library, ask the manager or director to have your event announced on the marquee. With permission, hang up flyers at the event location.
If one of your goals is to educate your community on dental health issues, PDA has templates for news releases and public service announcements.
After you host your NCDHM event, be sure to
fill out PDA’s NCDHM publicity form to let us know about your
event. Include a brief description and digital photos of your event, and
you may be featured in an upcoming edition of the Pennsylvania