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Pennsylvania Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-grade Students

Saturday, January 30, 2010 General News J E 4
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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in February, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is sponsoring its annual poster contest. All Pennsylvania third-grade students are eligible to participate in the contest.

The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 education bond and see his or her poster reproduced as bookmarks to be distributed to all Pennsylvania public libraries. In addition to the student prize, the first-place winner's school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The first-place winner will be awarded his or her grand prize at a school function. The second-place winner will receive a $500 bond, while the third-place winner will receive a $250 bond.

In December, PDA distributed lesson plan kits to third-grade teachers in Pennsylvania public, private and charter schools. Each kit contains information on dental health topics, classroom activities, four activity sheets, instructions for the PDA-sponsored poster contest and a complimentary NCDHM poster for the classroom.

The poster contest deadline is Friday, March 5. PDA will announce the top three winners in April.

Visit www.padental.org/ncdhm for the complete list of poster contest rules or for more information on NCDHM.

About the Pennsylvania Dental Association

Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 6,000 member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA's mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our website at www.padental.org.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association
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