Colgate introduced the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) oral health education and prevention program in 1991 and have reached more than 1.6 billion children to date. In the U.S., the BSBF program exposes ten million children and their families annually to positive oral health education messages and/or provides free dental screenings to children, ages 1-12.

The BSBF program’s mission is to connect underserved children and their families to oral health education and learn how to maintain their overall health and wellbeing.

Here’s How to Get On Board!

  1. Sign up to volunteer at a local BSBF near you during the month of February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month here.
  2. Share your volunteer experience via social media (tag @youradha, COHA handle and BSBF handle). Remember: do not use photos of children.
  3. Ask friends and family to donate to ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health in support of scholarships and grants for dental hygienists driving change, everywhere all year long!  Donate here.