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March 25 Event to Offer Free Preventive Dental Services to Children

Free dental care – including sealants, fluoride varnish treatments, education and screenings – will be available to children ages 7-15 on Saturday, March 25, when Pennsylvania College of Technology will be a host site for the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Sealant Saturday initiative.

Sealant Saturday events are held across the state. The Penn College event will take place 9 a.m. to noon in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is in Room 227 on the west wing of the Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.

The clinic will be staffed by local dentists, dental hygienists and Penn College dental hygiene students, all volunteering for the day.

Sealants are clear, protective plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help prevent tooth decay. They will be applied as needed and will not be placed where tooth decay is present.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 570-320-8007 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association organizes Sealant Saturday events to provide free dental hygiene preventive services to underserved children. Penn College has been a Sealant Saturday host since 2003. Through the initiative, its Dental Hygiene Clinic has provided care to more than 1,000 children.

To learn more about majors in Penn College’s Dental Hygiene Program, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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