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Prairie State College Dental Hygiene Program Promotes 'Healthy Smiles' During Annual Event

Prairie State College Dental Hygiene Program Promotes 'Healthy Smiles' During Annual Event [05/17/2015]

Prairie State College recently hosted the 2015 Healthy Smiles Day on campus. Healthy Smiles Day provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care. During the event, the PSC dental hygiene students and faculty saw 84 children, ranging from first through eighth grade, providing each with a cleaning and the state dental exam, and placing 182 sealants. In private practice, the day’s services would cost approximately $14,700. The exams are done by a supervising dentist. With the event, all PSC dental hygiene students were able to complete their graduation quotas for working with pediatric patients and applying sealants.

Prairie State College recently hosted the 2015 Healthy Smiles Day on campus. Healthy Smiles Day provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care. During the event, the PSC dental hygiene students and faculty saw 84 children, ranging from first through eighth grade, providing each with a cleaning and the state dental exam, and placing 182 sealants. In private practice, the day’s services would cost approximately $14,700. The exams are done by a supervising dentist. With the event, all PSC dental hygiene students were able to complete their graduation quotas for working with pediatric patients and applying sealants.

The “Tooth Fairy” recently visited with several area elementary students during the Prairie State College 2015 Healthy Smiles Day. The annual event provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care.

The “Tooth Fairy” recently visited with several area elementary students during the Prairie State College 2015 Healthy Smiles Day. The annual event provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care.