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Teens’ Health Among Topics for Dental Hygiene Session, Reunion

Regstered Dental Hygienist Lee Somerville presents a session on teen oral health to a full house at the Thompson Professional Development Center.
Regstered Dental Hygienist Lee Somerville presents a session on teen oral health to a full house at the Thompson Professional Development Center.
Somerville talks about the effects of cola and energy drinks, which she refers to as “liquid candy.”
Somerville talks about the effects of cola and energy drinks, which she refers to as “liquid candy.”
Penn College dental hygiene alumni, faculty and students gather to commemorate the event.
Penn College dental hygiene alumni, faculty and students gather to commemorate the event.

The Dental Hygiene Program teamed with Alumni Relations on Friday to provide a Dental Hygiene Reunion and continuing education session. Close to 100 attendees returned to Penn College for the event, which included a session by Lee Somerville, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, American Dental Education Association and American Academy of Dental Hygiene, on “Teenagers – What Their Mouths are Telling You But They’re Not: Practical Information on Teen Health Issues.” The event concluded with lunch in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant. Topics of Somerville’s talk included  oral and overall health issues associated with cola/sports-drink consumption, eating disorders, obesity and substance abuse. The session was presented through a grant from Philips Oral Health.

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