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Book Launch & Give Kids a Smile Day Event for National Children's Dental Health Month!

Join our team of smile makers as we launch the first in a new series of art health books called the Hot SPIT Chronicles. Author and dental hygienist, Rhonda Radford Adams,  will be on hand for a story reading presentation, with fun activities and GKASD oral health kits to help teach participants about good oral health and overall wellness! 

The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles - Children’s Book

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Like most kids, Jahlani is an adorable, rambunctious and curious six-year-old that likes to throw a fit when his parents' ask him to brush and floss before bed. Can anything or anyone convince Jahlani to take care of his teeth? Perhaps a closeup look at the destructive plans of Sticky Icky Plaque and the Sugar Bug Gang will peak his curiosity and help Jahlani to see things differently before it’s too late!
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The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles - Children’s Book
The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles - Children’s Book

Everyone Deserves A Healthy SMiLE!

Parents everywhere face these same challenges when asking their kids to brush at bedtime. This story series targets youth ages 5 thru 10; grades Pre-K thru 4th. However, we realize the entire family, from all ages will have fun learning from these adventurous health stories together!

    Noticing that children’s dental health was getting lost in the scramble to combat COVID-19, access to preventive dental services and school oral health programs have been delayed. With an ounce of creativity and a pound of compassion, this expressive arts health literacy project will help children and their families learn the importance of maintaining healthy smiles together, even though a pandemic.

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The Story Behind the Story

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EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Expressive Arts is a discipline of healing that is based on discovery and change. The creative process inspires emotional well-being because it involves expressing one’s self in order to help resolve issues and manage behaviors or feelings. All five disciplines of the arts: visual, dance, music, drama, and writing can give you a richer vocabulary to work, play and live in harmony with self.

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ARTS & DENTISTRY

Rhonda Radford Adams, is a Houston based artist and third-generation dental hygienist with 30 years in clinical and community health education. A passion for art led to the use of storytelling and hands-on activities to help reduce anxiety and fear of dental visits while also promoting positive dialogue with her patients. Experienced in working with arts-in-medicine programs, Rhonda termed this style ‘art-in-dentistry’ to creatively present oral health education in the, “The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles”

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CREATIVITY CONQUERS FEAR!

The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles is an expressive arts health story series that teaches children the connection between dental habits and overall wellness. We partner with non-profit organizations, healthcare facilities and schools to promote healthy lifestyles through creative experiences. Through the art of story-telling, song, dance and interactive role play, Helena Hygiena and her dental team travel on adventures that help bring creative and fun dental health lessons to children, caregivers, teachers, and school nurses. 

SMiLES for HUE 
ARTS-iN-DENTiSTRY CAMPAIGN

Support these efforts to creatively inspire wellness...1 SMiLe at a TiMe! 

$25

Send a SMiLE

1 x Hardback Book Inscribed
1 x Book Mark 
1 x Sticker 
1 x Smile Kit
1 x E-Book Download
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$50

SMiLE 2 SMiLE

1 x Hardback Book SIGNED
1 x Donated Book Inscribed

1 x Book Mark  
1 x  Sticker
1 x E-Book Download
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$150

GROUP SMiLES

AUTHOR WORKSHOP!
1 x Hardback Book SIGNED
10 x Softback Books 
10 x Book Markers 
10 x Stickers 
10 x Smile Kits 
1 x E-Book Download 
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$300

 SMALL SMiLES

1 AUTHOR WORKSHOP
1 x Hardback Book-Signed
25 x Softback Books  
25 x Stickers 
25 x Smile Kits 
1 x E-Book Download 
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$500

BiG SMiLES 

2 AUTHOR WORKSHOPS
2 x Hardback Books-Signed
50 x Softback Books 
50 x Stickers
50 x Smile Kits
1 x E-Book Download 
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$750

ALL Smiles

4 AUTHOR WORKSHOPS 
2 x Hardback Books-Signed
100 x Softback Books 
100 x Stickers
100 x Smile Kits
1 x E-Book Download
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WHY IT MATTERS?

INSPIRED BY FACTS!

Everyone Deserves Access To Care.

Dental disease is the most common chronic illness for children in the U.S. 49 million US residents are living in areas designated as Dental Health Shortage Areas.  

Everyone Deserves Quality of Care

Compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, preventive dental services have been limited in the interest of public health safety and school oral health programs have also been suspended because of government closures. Due to concerns,many remain hesitant to schedule any care including routine and or preventative check ups.  

Everyone Deserve Knowledge of Care

This combination of factors means that children in low-income families are at higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease and ultimately a lifetime of systemic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and even dementia to name a few. 

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THE CREATIVE CREW!

JOHN DOE

Rhonda Radford Adams, RDH

Author

A Houston based artist and third-generation dental hygienist with 30 years in clinical and community health education, Rhonda’s passion for art led her to the use of storytelling and hands-on activities to help reduce anxiety and fear of dental visits while promoting positive dialogue. Familiar with arts-in-medicine, she termed this style ‘art-in-dentistry’ to creatively present oral health education in the series, “The Hot S.P.I.T. Chronicles”.    

LILY MAYMAC

Reginald C. Adams

Illustrator

Over the past 20 years, this Houston artist has facilitated the design, coordination and production over 350 public art projects and creative workshops across the Houston area and abroad. Primarily focused on art projects towards children, he has creatively engaged over youth in his projects . Children’s book illustration has become a second extension of his passion to empower, engage and educate youth through the arts.

JEREMY ROHMER

Samson Bimbo Adenugba

Illustrator

A native West African visual artists, illustrator, painter and muralist, this artist considers Texas as home. He is known for his bold and colorful paintings of the daily life on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. Over the past two decades, Samson has completed thousands of paintings, illustrated 6 children’s books and created a vast portfolio of painted and mosaic murals that are currently in schools, parks and institutions in the US.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS!

The American Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile®

Thank you the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program for providing education and product resources. Give Kids A Smile® is an annual volunteer program that provides free educational, preventive and restorative services to children from low-income families. 

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The Museum of Health & Medical Science

The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body.

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