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College Donates Dental Chairs to Clinic

From left, Sharon K. Waters, dean of health sciences at Pennsylvania College of Technology%3B Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene at the college%3B and Ellen Krajewski, executive director of Susquehanna Health%E2%80%99s Community Health and Dental Center, gather in the college%E2%80%99s Dental Hygiene Clinic.Pennsylvania College of Technology donated two dental chairs to the Susquehanna Health Community Dental Center.

Given the Community Dental Center’s rapid growth, Penn College chose to formally donate the chairs, which it purchased and installed at the center in 2007 to support student rotations. The value of the chairs is $25,894.

“The second-year dental hygiene students complete a rotation through the center each semester,” said Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene at the college. “The experience not only exposes the students to the fast pace of real-world dentistry, but they also gain an appreciation for community dental health and working with an underserved/underinsured population.”

The Community Dental Center is part of Susquehanna Health’s Community Health Center, located in Williamsport’s Hepburn Plaza. It provides general dental services for Lycoming County residents who are uninsured, underinsured, or have medical assistance, as well as those with private insurance. The center is staffed by licensed and experienced professionals, including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.

“We are pleased to be such an integral part of training these students in the field of dental hygiene,” said Ellen Krajewski, a certified health education specialist and executive director of Susquehanna Health’s Community Health and Dental Center. “Our center provides an excellent training site because it exposes students to our community’s dental needs as well as an opportunity to learn from and work with our excellent oral health providers.”

To learn more about dental hygiene majors and other academic programs offered by the School of Health Sciences at Penn College, call 570-327-4519 or visit online.

For general information about the college, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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