To celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month in October, Ormco Corp, Orange, Calif, has announced the availability of a celebratory online practice marketing kit that provides clinicians with assets and ideas to promote National Orthodontic Health Month within their practices.

The prepackaged doctor eKit, provided exclusively to Ormco clinicians, features a variety of resources including: a patient tip sheet for ensuring a healthy smile during National Orthodontic Health Month, an in-office tip sheet displaying recommended Halloween candy, a guide for conducting an in-office pumpkin carving contest, and other flyers designed to help practices engage with patients and spread awareness about the importance of orthodontic health. Ormco doctors can download the eKit at the portal, starting October 11, 2013.
In further celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, Ormco has teamed up with Damon® System endorser and Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton to launch a consumer campaign urging teens and adults to visit and take the pledge to “Always Smile.” For every online pledge, Ormco will donate one dollar to the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation—a nonprofit organization that provides orthodontic care and free braces to underserved children with financial challenges and orthodontic needs—up to $1,500.

All who pledge will also be automatically entered to win a one-on-one Skype chat with Hamilton. A patient flyer promoting the campaign can be found in Ormco’s National Orthodontic Health Month eKit.