Land of Smiles
The Land of Smiles is a 30-minute play presented in an assembly setting for kindergarten through third grade students. The performance features Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan, who use humor to demonstrate the importance of caring for your teeth.
The program meets Colorado State Standards requirements for:
Physical and Personal Wellness in Health
Drama and Theater Arts
21st-Century Skills and Readiness Competencies
After the show, students receive a smile bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste and an illustrated Tooth Tale in English and Spanish to read with their parents. In addition, each school receives the following:
A kit with resources for educators to continue to incorporate oral health concepts in a fun way.
A curriculum guide with ideas on how to present oral health information to a young audience.
Age-appropriate picture books with dental stories.
Results and Reviews
Of the teachers and administrators who saw the Land of Smiles show, 90% strongly agree that it increased their student’s knowledge about oral health.