What is NCDHM? 

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, otherwise known as NCDHM. NCDHM is an oral health campaign aimed at educating Pennsylvania youths about the importance of good oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We also offer free online resources to assist you with oral health presentations, ideas for the classroom and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts. Questions, comments, suggestions? Please contact Zsofia Kandrot, Communications Coordinator, by email, or phone,717-234-5941 x133.

Poster Contest 

The NCDHM poster contest is a great way to conclude February’s oral health lesson. By having students draw posters reflecting what they learned during NCDHM, the message of how important dental health is to overall health will be reinforced.


First Place 

  • $500
  • Custom-framed poster
  • Prizes presented by a PDA representative at a school assembly
  • The first-place winner's school and teacher each receive $250

Second Place 

  • $250

Third Place 

  • $100
  • On May 10, PDA's 2023 NCDHM statewide poster contest winner, Muhammad Sheikh, of East Stroudsburg Elementary School in Monroe County, received his first-place award at a school assembly. PDA member Dr. Seth Walbridge, DMD, a general dentist practicing in Easton, presented Muhammad with his framed winning poster and monetary prize.

    How to Enter 

    Read the official rules here. View the past winners below for inspiration. Submit your entry! Any questions?
    Please contact Zsofia Kandrot, Communications Coordinator, at zlk@padental.org.

    Please mail all entries by Friday, March 1, 2024 to:
    Pennsylvania Dental Association
    Attn: NCDHM
    3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
    2023 Winners
    2022 Winners
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