Joseph Mitchell, DDS introduces oral hygiene program to Colonial Elementary students


FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 21, 2011) - Joseph Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dentistry visited Colonial Elementary School to talk with kindergarten and first graders about oral hygiene and maintaining overall dental health. Implementing an award-winning dental learning program from the American Dental Association featuring “Dudley the Dinosaur,” Dr. Mitchell spoke about the importance of flossing, brushing teeth, using fluoride toothpaste and visiting a dentist regularly.

“Showcasing Dudley the Dinosaur in Southwest Florida schools allows me to provide valuable information in a fun way,” said Dr. Mitchell. “Not only does it grab children’s attention, but it is educational and beneficial.”

Dudley the Dinosaur is the American Dental Association’s prehistoric spokesperson. Dudley was created in 1991 and was the first bilingual public service campaign for children. Dudley has appeared in the National Children’s Dental Health Month campaigns, coloring books, patient education booklets, billboards and now in the Lee County school system.

Dr. Mitchell will be presenting the program to other area elementary schools in early 2012.