'Sealant Saturday' volunteers strengthen children's smiles

Published 03.12.2019

Nursing & Health Sciences
Dental Hygiene
Student News

Dental hygiene students provide fun learning stations for families visiting the event. Standing, from left, are Lori M. Weaver, of Newmanstown; Hailey A. Gearhart, of Philipsburg; Dana L. Kraft, of Royersford; Samantha K. Steiger, of Howard; and Michayla J. Roberts, of Newville. Kneeling are Sydney E. Brewer, of Gettysburg, and Staci M. Senior, of State College.Weaver shows youngsters the best way to brush teeth.Student Kelsey L. McKenrick, of Gilbertsville, provides services to a youngster.From left, students Madison P. Weaver, of Belleville; Shelby L. Schreiber, of St. Marys; and McKaila F. Daniels, of Roulette, practice their skill in the college’s well-equipped dental hygiene clinic to serve the community.The college’s dental hygiene program partnered with the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association and local dentists and hygienists, who volunteered their efforts, to provide free dental services to 32 children during “Sealant Saturday” on March 2. Their work included placing 184 dental sealants, equaling about $6,000 worth of free services, during this community outreach event.