The Dientes Fuertes, Vida Sana program integrates nine video clips across the six training sessions. The videos follow Marisol, a promotora de salud, as she conducts children’s tooth decay prevention outreach. The videos model outreach activities and tooth decay prevention techniques and engage promotores in discussions about previous experiences and situations they may encounter in their own work.
Marisol, a promotora de salud, makes a home visit to a young family. She prepares to discuss nutrition with the family, but identifies an opportunity to teach the family about children’s dental health.
Marisol, a promotora de salud, discusses the risk factors, symptoms, and consequences of poor children’s dental health with her clients who are two young parents. The parents voice their concerns and knowledge about dental health and ask Marisol for advice on how to properly care for their children’s dental health.
Marisol, a promotora de salud, explains at-home care to promote their children’s dental health, including feeding their children a healthy diet, ensuring children brush and floss their teeth, and visiting the dentist.
This video describes and demonstrates proper brushing techniques for parents to implement with children ages 6 and under.
This video describes and demonstrates proper flossing techniques for parents to implement with children ages 6 and under.
Marisol, a promotora de salud, provides two young parents with information about a language-appropriate health center that provides dental health services on a sliding fee scale. The parents make a dental appointment for their child.
The child, Julio, attends his first dental appointment with his mother. The dental hygienist explains the purpose of each step of the appointment to Julio and his mother. The dentist explains that Julio has a cavity that needs follow-up treatment.
This video shows scenarios for promotoras de salud to discuss. First, a child does not brush his teeth adequately by himself. Second, a toddler is thirsty between meals and asks her mom for a beverage. Third, two young parents tell a promotora de salud that their son needs a filling and they may wait to return to the dentist due to the high cost of treatment.
Marisol, a promotora de salud, conducts a follow up visit with a family. She learns that the son returned to the dentist for treatment, and the daughter now naps without her bottle and will attend her first dental appointment soon. The family learned a lot about children’s tooth decay prevention from Marisol and keeps their smiles healthy by brushing and flossing together.