The Tooth Fairy is Coming to Los Angeles!

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and become an honorary Tooth Fairy!

The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health hosts the 3rd annual Tooth Fairy Convention on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Exposition Park – a free community event to raise awareness about childhood oral health.

Did you know that dental disease is the most common chronic disease among children and leading cause of school absence? As part of our ongoing Oral Health Initiative, we have coordinated in-school oral health screenings and preventive services for nearly 10,000 students aged 2-18 and found that more than half have active dental disease, with 5% consistently in need of urgent dental treatment.

In response to this epidemic, our goal is to hold an event that will result in broad public awareness and also honor the parents who helped to make our oral health screening programs possible. We need your help!

  • Dentists and hygienists provide free oral health screenings and guests are given referral lists  to low cost, community-based dental homes
  • Community Partners unite to offer education on oral health as it related to various topics including pregnancy, early childhood, educational success, finances, obesity, tobacco, etc.
  • Volunteers guide guests through educational exhibits and screening booths
  • Our guests walk away as informed, empowered community health advocates

The L.A. Trust is committed to providing delicious and nutritious food options as well as fluoridated tap water from the LADWP Water Wagon – a whole truck load of ice cold water with the power to prevent cavities! These tasty offerings are enjoyed to the sound of live music while children have the opportunity to play at our Children’s FunZone which includes a bounce house, face painting, and lots of games! Guests who complete the educational programming receive tickets to redeem in multiple opportunity drawings to win prizes throughout the day.