Captain Supertooth Program
For ten years Captain Supertooth has crusaded across Oklahoma extolling the virtues of good dental self-care. Using a giant toothbrush, fun props, and volunteers from the audience, the Captain presents a lively 30-minute program inspiring kids to be superheroes to their teeth!
Funded entirely by The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation, the program is provided free of charge to schools. Participating children receive complimentary toothbrushes and brush charts.
The Captain Supertooth Program is for all Oklahoma students in kindergarten through third grade. The Captain wishes he could go to every school every year. Although we now have four Captains on the road, our resources are limited. We appreciate your understanding as we try to reach as many Oklahoma kids as possible!
Selection Guidelines and Criteria
- Region. We attempt to fairly distribute Captain Supertooth performances throughout the state. That means there may be waiting lists in some regions and not in others.
- Special or At-Risk Populations. Within each region, half of the Captain Supertooth performances will be at schools or events with underserved, at-risk, or special populations (such as foster or disabled children).
- First Appearance. Preference is given to schools where Captain Supertooth has not previously visited. However, Captain Supertooth will make repeat visits to schools on a non-consecutive basis.
- Efficiency. When a school in an outlying area is booked, other schools in that vicinity may be scheduled to maximize the cost-effectiveness of the Captain’s trip.
- Educational Value. While “working the crowd” at health fairs is fun and entertaining, preference is given to events where the Captain can perform his educational presentation.