'Sealant Saturday' Offers Free Dental Services for Children

Published 01.07.2004


Children ages 6 to 15 are eligible to receive free dental screenings, sealants and oral-health education at "Sealant Saturday," a program to be offered Feb. 7 at Pennsylvania College of Technology's Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association, "Sealant Saturday" features the volunteer efforts of senior Dental Hygiene students and faculty from the College's School of Health Sciences, as well as licensed dental hygienists and dentists from the surrounding community.

All of the services including the clear sealants for children's permanent back teeth are offered free of charge. The sealants will be applied as needed. Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited to 150 children, who must have signed consent from a parent or legal guardian.

The program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clinic, located on the second floor (west wing) of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center at Penn College.

To schedule an appointment, call (570) 320-8007 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information about the Dental Hygiene Department at Penn College, visit on the Web.