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Sealant Saturday on March 21 Offers Free Dental Services for Kids

On Saturday, March 21, Pennsylvania College of Technology will be a host site for Sealant Saturday, an event that provides free oral screening, sealants and education for children ages 7-15.

Sealant Saturday is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, with events held across the state. The Penn College activity is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which will be staffed by a group of volunteers consisting of local dental hygienists and dentists and Penn College dental hygiene students.

Penn College students examine a child in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic during a previous Sealant Saturday.
Penn College students examine a child in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic during a previous Sealant Saturday.

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.

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association organizes Sealant Saturday events to provide free dental hygiene preventive services to underserved children.

Space is limited. To set up your child’s appointment for Sealant Saturday, call 570-320-8007 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

To learn more about majors in Penn College’s dental hygiene program, call 570-327-4519.

For more about the college, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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