Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program Hosts County Kindergarteners, Community Dentists for National Children’s Dental Health Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2017

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The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program will be hosting two programs aimed at youth in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month. On the afternoon of Thursday, February 23 and the morning of Friday, February 24, the program will partner with dentists and hygienists from around the Sheridan community for GIVE KIDS A SMILE, which provides free dental cleanings, radiographs, sealants and fluoride treatments for youngsters in the area.

The following week, on Thursday, March 2, second-year Dental Hygiene students will host county Kindergarteners to teach them about the importance of good dental health habits. The program, which aims to make dental hygiene accessible and understandable for children ages 5 and 6, will feature a Jungle theme, transforming the clinic into an elaborate jungle complete with animals and Tarzan, activities, chair rides, and an informational skit. All the kids leave with a bag of goodies to help them take good care of their teeth at home.

“We are extremely proud to once again offer these fabulous programs for the children of the Sheridan community,” said Janine Sasse-Englert, RDH, MS, Director of Sheridan College’s Dental Hygiene Program. “It gives our students the chance to participate in service learning while also partnering with area professionals.

The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program is a scientifically oriented, rigorous, and intensive area of study designed to develop competent dental hygienists who uphold professional and ethical standards through critical thinking and evidence-based decision making. The program also runs the Sheridan College Dental Clinic, which provides low-cost, high-quality dental hygiene services for the entire community.

For more information about the dental hygiene program, please email dentalhygiene@sheridan.edu