Miami-Dade County Dental Society and Midtown Dental Miami to Provide Lessons in a Lunchbox

For Immediate Release

Miami, Florida (November 14, 2014) Thousands of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade children will be schooled on the proper way to floss and brush their teeth and learn good dietary practices, as part of the Children's Oral Health Institute's Lessons In a Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks Program. The annual national effort will provide students with an exclusively designed lunch box and dental carrot case, as a daily reminder for them to eat healthy and to clean their teeth after meals.

The Miami-Dade County Dental Society is spearheading the effort in South Florida for the very first time. Lessons in a Lunchbox will offer services, mentoring and workshops for children at BridgePrep Academy Charter School on 137 N.E. 19th Street, November 18th from 8:30am-10:30am. Dr. John Nelson, owner of Midtown Dental Miami and President of the Miami-Dade County Dental Society, is among members of organized dentistry, including student dentists, hygienists and other volunteers expected to visit Title One schools that are registered for the program.

Demand for the lunch box and dental carrot case has increased since the initiative was introduced in 2008 by CEO and Founder Dr. Winifred Booker.

"We are excited to participate in Lessons in a Lunchbox, said Dr. Nelson. It's very important to encourage our youth to begin these kinds of healthy habits early and this is an outstanding way to do just that," he added.

To receive oral health education curriculum resources or for more information about the Lessons In A Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks Program, visit The Children's Oral Health Institute website at

To interview Dr. John Nelson, President of the Miami-Dade County Dental Society, contact Tandaleya Wilder at She Got Game Media at or (305) 520-9703.

About Lessons In A Lunch Box
Healthy Teeth Essentials and Facts about Snacks” is an oral health literacy program designed to empower children and families with knowledge about good oral health practices including routine dental care, oral health maintenance and good dietary choices. The program was created by Dr. Winifred Booker, a pediatric dentist and CEO of the Maryland Children’s Oral Health Institute, in response to the numerous health and behavioral issues seen in children with dental caries.

About Dr. John Nelson

Miami native ​Dr. John Nelson is the President of Midtown Dental and a ​graduate of Miami Sunset High School and Howard University College of Dentistry​. ​He ​is a highly trained and experienced dentist, having​ completed​ several post graduate courses in ​various​ fields of ​the craft​. His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field.

Dr. Nelson ​is experienced in several aspects of dentistry​ from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments. His approach to your treatment ​begins​ with patiently listening to you. ​Then ​​after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses ​your​ diagnosis and treatment options.

Dr. Nelson is President of​ the ​Miami-Dade County Dental Society ​and a member of the ​National Dental Association​. When he's not practicing dentistry, he's active in his community as a leader and volunteer.