The Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition (www.saskohc.ca) is an inter-disciplinary group of people, groups, and organizations in Canada. The Coalition works collaboratively with dedicated partners to improve the oral and overall health of Saskatchewan residents. The Coalition strives to identify and address the needs of vulnerable populations, and by using evidence based decision making, promote advocacy, education, prevention and standards.
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The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is examining the link between poor oral health and adverse pregnancy outomes. The report is on their website.
The mission of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation or S4L is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their communities in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and their community. During treatment, many S4L local chapters also encourage scholarship recipients to participate in community service through a “pay it forward” program inspiring young people to participate in lifelong giving.
Currently, there are 137 chapters serving 42 states across North America with movement to increase those numbers to more than 200 chapters, covering 50 states and Canada in the next five years. Each chapter commits to serve at least six or more young people annually. By the end of 2013, some 800 to 1,000 young people will have received the gift of a smile with $4 million to $6 million of orthodontic services donated.
Read about this initiative, share it with your dental team and consider the possibilities of a Saskatchewan Chapter!