Tri-C Gives Kids a Smile with Free Dental Day

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Doris Maynard and Kylie Kwiatkowski, students in the Tri-C Dental Hygiene Program, with patient Tyra Robertson during the college’s “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

Cuyahoga Community College  hosted “Give Kids a Smile Day,” which is part of a national educational campaign to help prevent tooth decay through early, ongoing preventative measures. Dental hygiene students at Tri-C as well as staff and dental volunteers provided free dental services for children up to age 17 on Sat., April 6 at the downtown Health Careers & Sciences Building

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A young patient checks out the procedures with a mirror as a Tri-C Dental Hygiene student performs free care at “Give Kids a Smile Day” at Tri-C’s downtown campus.

“Give Kids a Smile Day”   is part of the National Children’s Dental Access Day in an effort to educate children on the importance of brushing and flossing. Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases among school-age children. The event, sponsored by the American Dental Association and Ohio Dental Association, provided over 60 children with approximately $20,000 of free dentistry. The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Tri-C is an educational facility where dental hygiene students provide preventative care with close supervision by clinical faculty.

 

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