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18th Asia-Pacific Dental and Oral Care Congress, Melbourne Australia 2016. November 21-23. Transcript of Video Presentation by Dr Garth Pettit

I was given the honor to be a Keynote Speaker and to Chair the  18th Asia-Pacific Dental and Oral Care Congress, November 21-23, 2016  Melbourne Australia, 2016.

My presentation was given as a video titled: “Educating Children in Oral Disease Prevention with eBooks and  Videos”.

The following is the transcript (without graphics) taken from the PowerPoint document

“Educating Children in Oral Disease Prevention with eBooks and  Videos”. 

 

Transcript of Video: Educating Children in Oral Disease Prevention with eBooks and Videos

 

Author Dr Garth Pettit  BDS  GDM

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“Defining The Future Vision of Dental and Oral Health Care”

Please Consider My Vision and Advice to Eradicate Oral Diseases in Children.

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Firstly, Let’s summarize the past visions of dental and oral health care

“Brush Your Teeth” with a Chew stick, was advised by a Babylonian in 1400 B.C.

“Brush Your Teeth” with a Tooth Brush, was advised by a Chinese Emperor in 1498 A.D.

“Brush Your Teeth” with a tooth brush, has been advised by dentists since 1498 A.D.

“Paint Your Mouth” with a mouth brush

Has Been advised by Dr Garth Pettit, a dentist, since 1999 A.D.

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 “teaching oral disease prevention
is now, after 21 years, in my bones.”

I sincerely pray that my endless enthusiasm

Will be absorbed by everyone who watches this video

So that, we together,

Can change oral health for the better.

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  a little  about myself.
My name is DR. garth pettit

Firstly I thank the Congress organisers for the invitation to attend 

And to be chosen as a keynote speaker and chair person.

I very much enjoyed your previous Congress in Brisbane 2015. It opened lots of doors!

Secondly I ask forgiveness for not speaking but video-ing instead.

Why? Because I’m old, Sometimes I stutter or forget when to stop!

So, Please enjoy my background music, lyrics and my melody by me!

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My 1996 mission:
“prevent oral diseases in children’.

I retired from general dental practice

in 1991 soon after my 60th birthday.

In July 2006 my 3 years old grand daughter

was diagnosed with mild tooth decay.

Horrified and angry with myself, I decided to return to dental practice with this mission:

“prevent oral diseases in children”.

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                                A Recent Award:
            Professional of the year 2015-2016

Who’s Who Professional of The Year 2015-2016 Dr Garth D. Pettit

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Featured Global Expert of The Year Dentistry Australia 2016

 

 

Who’s Who Registry

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Video Series

Presentation headings:

Introduction 1-7

Presentation headings 8-9

Why educate children in oral disease prevention 10-21

How I became involved in preventing oral disease In children 22-42

My currently available publications 43-80

Book testimonials 81-90

Patient testimonials 91-97

Chapter headings in e-books and videos 98-109

Current e-Book and Video publications 108-117

Book reviews, websites and general information 118-154

What a wonderful feeling 155-159

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Why Educate Children in oral disease prevention? Here’s some good reasons.

“Down in the mouth:

Doncaster’s child tooth decay problem revealed.

07:40 Tuesday 05 April 2016, Doncaster

More than 800 Doncaster children with rotting teeth

needed last-ditch hospital treatment to have their

decaying gnashers removed inside a year.”

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Here’s another good reason.

By John Gibson, CBC News Posted: Apr 08, 2016 2:31 PM MT   CBC.ca

“Tooth decay disease most common reason

for day surgery on children, Calgary study finds

Rotting teeth is a public health issue affecting

an increasing number of Canadian children,

according to a University of Calgary research paper.”

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Here’s another good reason.

“Sheffield Children Have the Worst Dental Health in the Country, Figures Confirm

Statistics from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that 1,140 children aged between 0 and 10 years old had decayed teeth removed in hospital in 2014/2015.

 The worrying thing is that dental decay is a preventable.”

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Here’s another good reason.

MIRROR 0:16, 15 APR 2016

BY ANDREW GREGORYNews  UK News   NHS

“Children’s rotting teeth a ‘crisis’ as the NHS performs

more than 100 removals every day

The cost of extractions has soared 61% since 2010/11

as experts blame excessive consumption of fizzy drinks

and food high in added sugar.”

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my seven suggestions

To eradicate

oral diseases in children.

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  1. Replacement of instruction “brush Your Teeth” with “Paint Your Mouth”.
  1. Parents providing oral healthcare education at home.
  2. Governments and ministers for health and Education introducing oral health education into schools.
  3. Dentists, dental Hygienists, Dental therapists advising the o.h.i. “paint Your Mouth” and promoting my oral health education resources.
  4. University schools of dentistry teaching dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists “paint your mouth”.
  5. Australian research centre for population oral health (arcpoh) including in their multi 4 million $ promotions the oral hygiene instruction “paint your mouth”.
  6. Also, My fellow congress participants supporting my recommendations.

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  1. let’s eradicate oral diseases in children

Replacing “brush Your Teeth” with

The oral hygiene instruction “Paint Your Mouth”.

“clean your teeth” with a chewstick began in 1400 B.C. in Babylon.

A chinese emperor in 1498 A.D. advised “brush your teeth”.

“Paint Your Mouth” is a 21st Century oral hygiene instruction.

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  1. eradicating oral diseases in children

Parents and schools providing oral healthcare education!

In this presentation

I show you details of e Books and videos,

either published, or about to be published,

That give children a comprehensive oral healthcare education.

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  1. Oral health education taught in schools

teacher’s are children’s ideal teachers,

including a comprehensive oral healthcare education.

Teachers in schools can use the same resources

for all age groups.

In fact one e-Book costing US $49.99

downloaded to one computer could be shared

by all teachers in any school!

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  1. eradicating oral diseases in children:
    Dentists, dental Hygienists and Dental therapists,

patients take your oral hygiene instructions from you!

because I want you on my side, advising “Paint Your Mouth”,

I offer each of you 50% affiliate commissions

for recommending my oral healthcare education resources.

www.PaintYourMouth.com/oral-health-care

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  1. eradicating oral diseases in children:

University Dental schools.

You teach your students, dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists, to advise “Brush Your Teeth”.

That instruction was created by a Chinese emperor, non-dentist, when he patented the first tooth brush made with bristles.

In 1498 A.D. !

Please replace it with the 21st century instruction “Paint Your Mouth”.

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  1. eradicating oral diseases in children:

Australian research centre for Population oral health (arcpoh).

article in the University of Adelaide’s “Research Impact Brochure”, 2011 Page 30:

“Despite approximately $1 billion dollars annually being directed to children’s dental services in Australia in the last decade, their oral health has actually worsened” (said Professor Spencer……..).”

Arcpoh, you have refused several attempts by me to discuss this dilema.

Therefore I am making this public request:

“21.11.2016: please arcpoh, discuss this issue with me. Dr. garth pettit.”

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  1. My fellow congress participants,
    please support my recommendations

1.The oral hygiene instruction “Paint Your Mouth” should replace

“Brush your teeth“.

  1. “Paint Your Mouth” should be adopted by all dental professionals.
  2. Parents should, at home, teach their children the fundamentals of preventing common oral diseases.
  3. Schools should provide children with comprehensive oral healthcare education.
  4. University schools of dentistry should teach undergraduates “Paint Your Mouth”.
  5. Australian research centre for population oral health should promote

The oral hygiene instruction “Paint Your mouth.”

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how I became involved in
“preventing oral disease in children”

 

I retired from general dental practice in 1991.

5 years later my granddaughter was diagnosed

with mild tooth decay.

Angry with myself for failing her I created this mission:

“Prevent oral disease in children”

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In January 1997

I became the district dental officer in Nhulunbuy,

east Arnhem land,

northern territory of australia.

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Wonderful!  I said to myself!

The perfect place to do my research!

Working with schools!

Working with parents!

Working with teachers!

And best of all working with their children!

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In 1999 the efforts of my Research

were in draft book form, not far from printing.

Early in 1999,

I visited the remote aboriginal community of Numbulwar.

This turned out to a ‘life changing’ experience.

Early each year we visited all schools for DMFT surveys.

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In 1999 the efforts of my Research

were in draft book form, not far from printing.

Early in 1999,

I visited the remote aboriginal community of Numbulwar.

This turned out to a ‘life changing’ experience.

Early each year we visited all schools for DMFT surveys.

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But, for the 3rd consecutive year in this school,

the 6-7 year old’s mouths recorded:

No new decay

Lots of arrested decay

and healthy mouths.

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I asked teachers
“Please explain”. They replied:

“before lessons begin,

we give our children

a wholesome breakfast.”

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“Admirable”

I Said because I knew

they don’t have breakfast at home.

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“but that does not explain their healthy mouths” I said

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What else do you do”

I asked. and waited for their reply.

“We have a tooth brush for each child,

we squeeze toothpaste on their brush and tell them….

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“……Go outside to the veranda water troughs,

Brush your teeth and rinse “  

(………there was a long, silent pause)

“And rinse and rinse

your brush under the tap.”

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Having had the experience of working with aboriginal patients

from soon after graduating

I knew that they take instructions literally.

So…

The teachers first ‘rinse’ was meant to be

“rinse your mouth”.

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But the words “Your mouth” were not mentioned!!!!!!

Hence each child was rinsing

(……)

only their tooth brush.

But Not their mouths!

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What is the reason for This astounding

D.m.f.t.

Results

For

These

kids?

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Their mouths were filled with the wonderful

ingredients in tooth pastes that:

Prevented tooth decay

Prevented gum diseases

Prevented bad breath

Prevented stained teeth

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I now had The solution to preventing oral diseases children!

I subjected the instruction “Brush Your Teeth”

to a SWOT analysis.

Strength, Weakness. Opportunity, threat analysis

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It failed miserably!

I then created the ideal oral hygiene instruction

“treat your mouth”

Just as a nurse treats a wound; cleans it then protects it.

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“treat your mouth”

was then incorporated into

my first set of 10 printed books

“Mouthwise oral healthcare manuals” .

They were published in 2000-2002

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In 2007 my O.H.I. was renamed “Treat Your Whole Mouth”.

But when, in 2009, I asked a class room

“would you like me to show you how to Paint Your Mouth”?

The classroom erupted with very excited Yes! Yes! Yes!

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That classroom of children can be thanked forever for their ecstacy.

“Paint Your Mouth”, the o. h. i. loved by children.

“Paint Your Mouth”, the o. h. i. accepted by children.

“Paint Your Mouth”, the o. h. i. adored by children.

“paint Your Mouth” the ideal oral hygiene instruction.

“paint Your Mouth” Will predictably help millions of children, and adults,

Worldwide To Prevent oral diseases.

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My Currently Available
E-books

 

The following eBooks, available from Either,

www.Amazon.com DR Garth Pettit

Or my website:

www.PaintYourMouth.com/oral-health-care

Are inexpensive, interactive oral health education resources.

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My ebook resources
are inexpensive and been ***** reviewed

Oral 7 Hygiene Instructions “Paint Your Mouth”, just US $4.99

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 1 of 12, Just US $ 4.99

Through to:

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 12 of 12 each Just US $ 4.99

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 1 thru 12 each Just US $ 49.99

All have been 5 ***** star, professionally reviewed!

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the video resources
also are  not expensive!

 

Videos are being created for each of the eBooks

Excepting for teaching oral disease prevention. 1 thru 12.

Each video will be us $9.99

Ideally:

“children can be educated with both Ebook and video resources”

Because ebooks are interactive and videos are engaging.

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my Current available
Publications. 1992 to 2016

 

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my Current available
Publications.

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Sample 1 of 10 printed books, self-published in 2002, but now out- of- print.

 

 

 

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My Currently Published Books Available from Amazon.

 

Sensational Smiles Simple Advice 4 Your Smile 2 Shine

 

Sensational Smiles Simple Advice 4 Your Smile 2 Shine

May 1, 2008  by Garth Pettit

$9.97 USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paperback  US $12.95

 2009 by Garth Pettit

Kindle Edition also available $8.54

Stop the Rot: Stop Telling Children “Brush Your Teeth“

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My Currently Published eBooks Available from Amazon.

Oral 7 Hygiene Instructions “Paint Your Mouth”. July 26, 2015

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or

www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit

US$.4.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 1 of 12.

Learn Why “Paint Your Mouth” is a Better Oral Hygiene Instruction Than “Brush Your Teeth”

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or

www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit

US$.4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 2 of 12.

Learn the Lyrics of The Song “Mouth Painting I will Go” sung

To the Lyrics Of “A Hunting I Will Go”

Available from website:                                                                 www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

Or   www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit      US$.4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 3 of 12.

Lesson 1 of 10. “What Are STIX. Y. ZED.”?

Available from website:                                                                    

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or  www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit   US$.4.99

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 4 of 12.

Lesson 2 of 10. “Who Are STIX. Y. ZED.”?

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or

www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit    US$.4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 5 of 12.

Lesson 3 of 10. “Where Are STIX. Y. ZED. in My Mouth”?

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit   US$.4.99

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 6 of 12.

Lesson 4 of 10. “STIX. Y. ZED. Plaque and Lurkeez”

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or

www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit   US$.4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 7 of 12.

Lesson 5 of 10. “Lurkeez and Nasteez.”

 

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit  US$.4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 8 of 12.

Lesson 6 of 10. “A Plaque Attack on Gums”

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

Or www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit

US$.4.99

 

 

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 9 of 12.

Lesson 7 of 10. “A Plaque Attack on Teeth and Tongue”

Available from website:                                                                   

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or www.Amazon.com

Dr Garth Pettit  US$.4.99

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 10 of 12.

Lesson 8 of 10. “Harmful, Helpful and Harmless X.Y.Z.”

 

 

Available from website:               www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or  www.Amazon.com        Dr Garth Pettit US$4.99

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 11 of 12.

Lesson 9 of 10. “How to Paint Your Mouth”

Available from website:                  www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or  www.Amazon.com  Dr Garth Pettit  US$.4.99

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 12 of 12.

Lesson 10 of 10. “Some Farewell Fun and Another Song”

Available from website:                        www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or  www.Amazon.com                 Dr Garth Pettit  US$.4.99      

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Mothers Teach Fetus All About A Smile

This eBook is a compilation of excerpts taken from the Teaching Oral Disease Prevention eBook series. It is saturated with colourful graphics and descriptions that mothers, during pregnancy , can say or sing or hum to their fetus. Her fetus retains that as memories and when born responds to them.

Available from website:                www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

or www.Amazon.com    Dr Garth Pettit  US$.5.99

 

 

 

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GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book a

Meet GarGar The Dentists SmileShine Gang

 

 

 

Available from website:                    www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

Or         www.Amazon.com   Dr Garth Petti   US$.2.99

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GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book b

Your Mouth is Like a House

Available from website:               www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

Or  www.Amazon.com Dr Garth Pettit US$.2.99

 

 

 

 

 

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Videos Currently Available from

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

 

are the following titles:

 

Video 1. STOP Brushing Your Teeth. GO Paint Your Mouth.

Video 2. Learning Prevention of Oral Diseases. Learn Why “Paint Your Mouth” is Your Better Oral Hygiene Instruction Than “Brush Your Teeth”.

Video 3.  Learning Prevention of Oral Diseases. Learn the Lyrics of GarGar The Dentist’s Song “Mouth Painting I Will Go”. Melody “A Hunting I Will Go”.

Video 4. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 1 of 10. “What Are Stix, Y. Zed.?”

 

 

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Videos Scheduled to be Available from

www.PaintYourMouth.com/mouthwise-oral-health-care

 

are the following titles:

 

 

Video 5. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 2 of 10. “Who are Stix. Y. Zed?”

Video 6. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 3 of 10. Where are X. Y. Z. in My Mouth?

Video 7. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 4 of 10. X.Y.Z. Plaque and Lurkeez

 

Video 8. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 5 of 10. Lurkeez and Nasteez

 

Video 9. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 6 of 10. A Plaque Attack on Gums

Video 10. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 7 of 10. A Plaque Attack on Teeth and Tongue

Video 11. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 8 of 10. Harmful, Helpful, Harmless X.Y.Z.

Video 12. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 9 of 10. Learn How to Paint Your Mouth

Video 13. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. Lesson 10 of 10. Some Farewell Fun

 

Video 14. Mothers Teach Fetus All About A Smile

 

Video 15. GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book a

 

Video 16. GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book b

 

 

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BOOK REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS

 

Each of my e-book publications have been professionally reviewed by these two well respected reviewers:

 

Diane Donovan, senior ebook reviewer Midwest book reviews, has reviewed all ebooks.

 

Cindy wolf Boynton of Forword Reviews has reviewed one ebook.

 

Their reviews are presented shortly.

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A Patient’s testimonial.

 

As a Government dentist I was not allowed to keep personal records

of my research conducted during my working hours.

 

After hours was another matter!

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May 2010,  Dental Patient Testimonials:

 

Judy Le Cornu, ex-dental assistant and visitor to The Northern Territory, Australia

 

attended for emergency dental treatment on 24 May 2010.

 

I also gave Judy my oral hygiene instructions “Paint Your Mouth”.

 

Here are two emails I subsequently received from Judy:

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21 June 2010: “I have accessed your website and am

 

applying your advice regarding cleaning my whole mouth

 

and leaving the toothpaste in my mouth after the second application.

 

I would like to report to you that

 

the almost total absence of plaque in my mouth

 

is nothing short of amazing.

 

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I have struggled with this all of my life.

 

I have passed on your advice and website to others and I thank you for taking the time to

 

talk to me about this.” Regards, Judy Le Cornu.

 

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27 June 2010.

 

“My local dentist is an advocate of your oral hygiene methods and after discussing

 

it with her last week she said she will be changing her advice slightly.

 

Up until now she has been telling her patients

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to clean the whole mouth but in future will also advise

 

a second brushing and retaining the toothpaste as you showed me.

 

She also said it makes sense so I am spreading the word.”

 

Regards, Judy Le Cornu.

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Current List of e-Books and Video Publications

 

Of the Author’s 86 books available from Amazon

 

two are 2 Paperbacks and the remainder are eBooks.

 

Check them here:

 

Amazon Author Central Dr Garth Pettit:

 

The eBooks in this series are each  5 star reviewed eBooks:

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The eBooks in this Series are Available from Amazon.com for USD $4.99 each.

 

They are recommended for Parents, Schools, Teachers and Individuals.

 

Also, because they are interactive, they are excellent back-up for this Video Series.

 

 

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 2 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 3 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 4 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 5 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 6 of 12

 

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 7 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 8 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 9 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 10 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 11 of 12

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 12 of 12

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Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12 is available from Amazon.com for USD $49.99.

 

Which is almost USD $10 cheaper than purchasing these eBooks individually.

 

The following title, combining all 12 books above, is twice reviewed:

 

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 1 thru 12

 

 

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Also available are:

 

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile. Recommended for mothers

 

during or soon after a pregnancy and then very useful up until toddler age.

 

GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book a and GarGar The Dentist Toddlers

 

Activity Books. Book b with many more to be written in this series ending with Book z.

 

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List of Currently Published Videos:

 

Video 1. STOP Brushing Your Teeth GO Paint Your Mouth.

 

Video 2. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12

 

Video 3. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 2 of 12

 

Video 4. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 3 of 12

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List of Videos to be published:

 

 

Video 5. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 4 of 12

 

Video 6. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 5 of 12

 

Video 7. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 6 of 12

 

Video 8. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 7 of 12

 

Video 9. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 8 of 12

 

Video 10. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 9 of 12

 

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Video 11. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 10 of 12

 

Video 12. Learning Oral Disease Prevention. 11 of 12

 

Video 13. Learning Oral Disease Prevention 12. of 12

 

Video 14. Mothers Teach Foetus All About a Smile

 

 

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Video a. GarGar The Dentist & His SmileShine Gang with Toddlers

 

Video b. GarGar The Dentist & His SmileShine Gang with Toddlers

 

 

This video series is intended to continue

 

with Video c and to end with Video z

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Book Reviews, Websites, General Information

 

Book Reviews

 

Please note: Books titled “How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth”

 

were, in 2013, re-titled:

 

“Teaching Oral Disease Prevention”.

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The ebook Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile,

 

a Five Star reviewed book by Diane Donovan,

 

Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews:

 

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/jul_12.htm#donovan

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The book series How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth 1 of 12, 2 of 12, etc. up to 12 of 12

 

are each Five Star reviewed books by Diane Donovan,

 

Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews.

 

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_12.htm#donovan

 

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The title How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12

 

is also a Five Star reviewed book by Diane Donovan,

 

Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews:

 

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_12.htm#donovan

 

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The title How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 has also received a second Five Star

 

review by Cindy Wolfe Boynton, Foreword Clarion Reviews:

 

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-1-to-12/

 

Cindy’s Review follows:

 

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8 June 2012

 

ForeWord Clarion Review

 

HEALTH

 

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12

Dr. Garth Pettit  4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd

978-1-920712-16-7   Five Stars (out of Five)

 

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Retired Australian dentist Garth Pettit, beloved and

known to children throughout the world as “GarGar the Dentist,”

has combined his twelve short How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth?

e-books into one comprehensive collection

that both children and adults

will enjoy and learn from.

 

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Available as an Amazon Kindle e-book, How Do I Look

After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 succinctly illustrates

through words and pictures Pettit’s “Paint Your Mouth”

approach to oral hygiene which, the author explains,

kids find much more appealing than being told to

“brush [their] teeth.”

 

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Adding to the fun is the fact that the book is narrated by

Pettit’s alter ego, the smiling, animated GarGar the Dentist.

Along for the ride is a menagerie of kid-friendly

helpers like Booksie Owl, Croc-O-Smile, Grinny Squirrel,

and PadPaw the rabbit who, as members of the SmileShine Gang,

offer oral health tips and reminders.

 

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Original songs such as “Mouth Painting I Will Go”

Sung to the tune of the familiar children’s song

“A-Hunting We Will Go,”

also effectively and cleverly disguise learning,

as do the Treat Stamps kids can earn

for correctly answering questions.

 

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The book also includes drawings, quizzes, and other activities

the SmileShine Gang encourages families to do together.

Skilfully woven into these games is the comprehensive

healthcare information every young person—and adult—needs

to prevent oral problems like tooth decay, gum disease,

bad breath, and stained teeth.

 

 

 

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Among other topics, readers learn within the book’s

twelve chapters: the best food and drink options for

better oral health; the types of bacteria that form

in the mouth; what plaque is and how it forms;

what causes bad breath and tooth decay;

and the daily steps to the best oral hygiene.

 

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Pettit states that he wrote the twelve How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? e-books to reinforce the lessons

kids were hopefully already receiving

from their own dentists, schools, and parents.

He also wanted to make good oral care

something kids would want to do,

while understanding why they need to do it.

 

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Without a doubt, Pettit took the right approach.

In addition to being written in a kid-friendly tone

and including effective graphics,

chapters are broken into short, readable sections

that can be consumed all at once

or bitten into one small chunk at a time.

 

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Sophisticated dental and medical information is presented

in a simple, straight forward manner.

At the end of each chapter, both parent and child

can show off what they have learned with a printable

“4 Your Smile to Shine” certificate of achievement

from GarGar the Dentist,

 

 

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that will look

great

on

any

refrigerator

door.

 

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How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 is a well-written, effective, and valuable learning tool

for adults and children alike.

Cindy Wolfe Boynton

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-1-to-12

 

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Since this book was awarded

two Five Star Reviews

and a Foreword Clarion Gold Star

it has been greatly enhanced and retitled

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12.

 

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Reviews by D. Donovan

 

Summary of Reviews by D. Donovan for all thirteen

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks.

 

Please note: This eBook has been re-titled and re-published in November 2013 with

 

numerous enhancements under the title “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12”.

 

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A summary of 5 star reviews for the 13

“How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth?”

eBooks by D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer,

MBR, is below. Links to all reviews are:

http://midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_12.htm#donovan/

http://midwestbookreview.com/mbw/jul_12.htm#donovan/

 

 

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”How, can parents look after their kids’ teeth?

Plenty of books discuss oral hygiene

but most are aimed at adults,

and there are very few picture books for young kids –

which is where one should ideally begin

with early preventative measures.”…

 

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“Oral 7 Hygiene: “Paint Your Mouth” is the first book in a series of 12,

comes from a dentist who teaches children how to ‘paint their mouths’, and teaches a preventative program

that is much better than just brushing teeth.

(In fact, this series shows how brushing teeth

often actually leads to poor oral hygiene.)”…

 

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“ but their real power lies in the entire lesson plan

taken as a whole.”…“The step-by-step building blocks of

oral health understanding are carefully constructed

with the young child in mind, reinforced by activities

and quizzes, and provide an entire, unique program

unparalleled in scope and nature.

 

 

 

 

 

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Having the entire lesson plan available in other

languages assures its interest to a wide audience

around the world, making this entire set a powerful

presentation.”…“Each chapter is packed with quizzes,

drawing assignments, stamps, certificates of
achievement: virtually everything a parent or educator

needs to engage a child.

 

 

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Each chapter also emphasizes the child’s power in

avoiding tooth decay and bad dental problems.”…“Any

educator or parent seeking an oral health program

directed to the young will find this entire set a winner,

with translations in major foreign languages lending to

world-wide usefulness.”

 

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Author’s Websites

www.PaintYourMouth.com

www.ExpertClick.com/19-4227

www.prevent-oral-disease-in-children.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Central Account:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007X8KFIY

 

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General Information

Amazon Author Central Account:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007X8KFIY

Video speech at the “4th Asia Pacific Dental Congress &

Expo, Brisbane, Qld. Australia, 27-28-29 July, 2015.

Go to: https:www.youtube.com/user/thevideodentist

 

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WorldWide Who’s Who, Professional Feature Member

2015 – 2016

http://www.paintyourmouth.com/worldwide-branding-whos-dr-garth-pettit/

WorldWide Branding Radio interview:

https://goo.gl/syaIsL

 

 

 

 

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