Dental Health Month Menu

Dental health teeth

February is all about healthy teeth


Free Dental Screenings in February

For many children, Dental Health Month is their first introduction to dental care. Free screenings will be offered to families visiting the Museum on the following dates:

  • Fri., Feb. 3, 6-8pm during Free Friday Night!
  • Sat., Feb. 4, 12-2pm 
  • Sat., Feb. 11, 12-2pm 
  • Sat., Feb. 18, 12-2pm 
  • Sat., Feb. 25, 12-2pm 
In 2016 we screened nearly 300 children – we hope to serve even more in 2017!

Engaging Dental Health Activities

Exploring dinosaur teeth and making silk screened “smiles” are just a few of the fun ways that kids will learn about healthy teeth and the importance of keeping their teeth clean.

Fridays & Saturdays: 11am-3pm
Sundays: 12-3pm

In the MakeSpace:

Feb. 3-5: Painting with Toothbrushes & Floss
Feb. 10-12: Toothpick Town with LittleBits
Feb. 18, 20, 21: Silkscreen
Feb. 17, 19: MakeSpace Tools: Monster Mouths
Feb. 24-26: Sew Monster or Tooth Fairy Pillows

At the Science Table:

Feb. 4: Baleen and Toothed Whales
Feb. 11: How Do You Chew? Herbivores, Omnivores & Carnivores
Feb. 18: Mammoth Mouths
Feb. 25: Fossil Shark Teeth!


Puget Sound Dental Office Exhibit

February through Spring Break!
Children will practice brushing their teeth and learn about the teeth of some of their favorite animals! They can relax in the dental chair and learn the importance of flossing. 

Interested in being a sponsor or screener for Dental Health Month 2017?  
Call Tamara at 360-956-0818 x163 for more information on how to become a sponsor! 



2017 Dental Health Month Early Sponsors

Exhibit Presenting Sponsor

Bo M. Davidson, DDS, MS

Hawks Prairie Pediatric Dentistry

Screening Sponsor

Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry

Scott T. Rowley, DMD, MSD
Benjamin D. Ruder, DDS
Rosaleen J. Shavron, DMD

Dental Appreciation Sponsor

Thurston First Bank

Dental Health Leadership Circle

Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry
Barton W. Coppin, DMD, MSD, PS
Olympia Pediatric Dentistry, Andrea VanCleave, DDS, MSD
Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society
South Sound Family Dentistry, PLLC, Levi Green, DDS
Westside Dental, Kyle Winter, DDS

Dental Health Sponsors

Robert Perlot, DMD, MS Orthodontics
Russell & Bode Family Dentistry
Steven Alexander, DDS, MS
Steven H. Bowers, DDS
Joseph Y De Jesus, DDS, PS
R.C. Downing, DDS
First Citizens Bank
Gundersen Dental Care
Hawks Prairie Orthodontics

James B. Hutchinson, DDS, PS
Andrew J. Kapust, DDS, PS
McDonald Dentistry
Moss Wall Orthodontics
Donald G. Sampson, DDS
Smiles Dental
Vetter Dental Group
Wagner Orthodontics
John C. Walker, DDS
Burkhart Dental Supply

Screeners

Caitlin Gomez
Arne Gundersen
Wendy O'Haver
Robert Perlot
Amanda Rentschler
Scott Rowley
Benjamin Ruder
Steve Russell
Jagger Sapp
Rosaleen Shavron
Kristin Vernon
Suzanne Winans

As of 2/1/2017


Celebrate a healthy smile!

Exhibit sponsorship opportunities are available the entire month of February. To learn more, contact us at development(at)hocm.org or call Tamara at 360-956-0818 ext. 163.
Join us as a Sponsor!

Dental health dentist
If you are a dental practice in the area or an affiliated business, this is an excellent marketing opportunity for you! As a sponsor, you will receive special benefits including:

  • Your or your practices name on exhibit signage
  • Recognition in issues of our Applause! newsletter (circulation 12,000)
  • Opportunities to volunteer with our children and families during the month of February
If you are interested in becoming a Dental Health Sponsor, please contact us at development(at)hocm.org or call Tamara at (360) 956-0818 ext. 163.


Interested in helping out other museum programs? Check out a full list here.