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Dental Procedures Worth $5,500 Provided at Sealant Saturday Event

Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene students Carly S. Determan, of East Stroudsburg, and Olivia G. Jekielek, of Punxsutawney, examine a child in the college%E2%80%99s Dental Hygiene Clinic.Community volunteers and Pennsylvania College of Technology students and faculty treated 37 children on Feb. 5 as part of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association’s statewide Sealant Saturday initiative.

The crew of volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental hygiene students placed 164 sealants, gave 37 dental screenings and provided 36 fluoride varnish treatments in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic approximately $5,500 worth of free dental care. Children and their parents participated in health-related educational activities devised by students.

The event was staffed by two dentists, 12 dental hygienists and 27 Penn College senior dental hygiene students.

Program supporters include the Northcentral Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, Dentsply and Premier Dental.

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

For more about Penn College, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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