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Coastal Bend Regional Oral Health Coalition

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Mission: Leading efforts to achieve optimal oral health across the lifespan

Purpose: To improve the oral health of communities and promote partnerships for sustainable, equity-informed, community-driven advocacy.

Coastal Bend Oral Health Coalition

Coalition Coordinator:

Lynn Southerland, RDH, BSDH, MPA, FAADH

Coordinator Bio

Quarterly Member Meeting

Regional Oral Health Coalitions will meet quarterly on the first Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 

Regional Coalitions will meet in separate breakout rooms then everyone returns to the main room to hear all coalitions report out. 

  • Friday, February 2, 2024 – 12:00 PM CT – 1:00 PM

  • Friday, April 5, 2024 – 12:00 PM CT – 1:00 PM

  • Thursday & Friday, August 1-2, 2024 – Annual in-person meeting.

  • Friday, November 1, 2024 – 12:00 PM CT – 1:00 PM

Upcoming Events

The Karnes Community Health Center has been approved for a Tooth Fairy Day at Karnes Community Health Center on Friday, October 13, 2023 from noon to 4:00 PM! 
On September 15 they want to visit schools and nursing homes between 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  There may also be school and nursing home visits on October 6th.
The event will be introduced to our elementary school students in September with a coloring contest. At the event itself they will have several ways for students to help.
  • They will present dental health tips and highlight the oral-systemic connection for whole health with table clinics in the reception area.
  • Kid games outdoors will make the day fun.
  • They will integrate Colgate’s OQ program into a game for all ages.
  • A photo station will invite guests to make their picture with the Tooth Fairy
  • Awards will be presented for the kids’ coloring contest.

Header Image: Flickr | Lars Plougmann (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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