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Students Bridge Miles Through Smiles

Melissa K. Stabley, of Williamsport, incorporates a simple art project into her health fair station.
Melissa K. Stabley, of Williamsport, incorporates a simple art project into her health fair station.
Jenna N. Tippy, of Langhorne, interacts with several children – and a parent.
Jenna N. Tippy, of Langhorne, interacts with several children – and a parent.
Emily J. Langendoerfer, of Honesdale, is all smiles with a group of children.
Emily J. Langendoerfer, of Honesdale, is all smiles with a group of children.

A group of students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration are in the Dominican Republic this week as part of an elective course, International Oral Health Care Experience, taught by Rhonda J. Seebold, part-time instructor of dental hygiene. The students spent Monday and Tuesday in the town of Las Terrenas and are on their way to the city of Santo Domingo. “We had a health fair Monday; tons of kids came,” reported Seebold (who also provided the photos). “We had a long clinic day yesterday. The students loved it!” The students are working with dentists and schools in the Las Terrenas and Santo Domingo communities to provide preventive dental services and dental health education to underserved groups.