A green monster with a goofy grin holds a large toothbrush. Text: HealthySmileLearning.org Video Contest: How does your favorite monster brush its teeth?

Delta Dental and Arizona PBS are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Digital Video Contest. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to produce a one minute video showing us how their favorite monster or spooky creature cares for their teeth. Watch the winning stories below!

The individual entry winners were awarded:

  • Kindergarten: PBS KIDS PlayPad
  • First through Fifth grade: iPad

We’re excited to announce that the winners are:

Thank you to our judges:

  • Barb Kozuh, Executive Director, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
  • Katie Jones, Assistant Director, Digital Content, Arizona PBS
  • Leslie Ontiveros, Phoenix Union Bioscience High School Student Intern
  • Naomi Martinez, Phoenix Union Bioscience High School Student Intern

Winners were also able to join us for a celebration of their work at Arizona PBS’ studios, where they took a tour and participated in a fun green screen activity with giant toothbrushes, as well as receiving their prizes!

Through this contest and a series of free events, we met our goal of boosting family involvement in good oral health practices, focusing on the importance of brushing twice a day, changing toothbrushes regularly and visiting the dentist twice a year.

A series of free events were held throughout 2023 in more rural parts of Arizona including areas like Holbrook, Morenci, Pinetop, Prescott Valley, Tucson and Yuma. Each event featured PBS characters, educational crafts, activities and giveaways for children up to age 8. Local dental professionals also offered free dental screenings and fluoride varnish treatments.

Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

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Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for nearly 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $12 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.