Free Children's Dental Health Fair Serves Community

Children's Dental Health MonthAs part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Ferris State University Student American Dental Hygiene Association is hosting a free children’s dental health fair on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Allied Health Building Dental Hygiene Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 13 and under are eligible for free exams, X-rays (for qualifying patients), sealants and fluoride treatments. They may participate in games to win prizes donated from local businesses such as water paints, crayons and more. There also will be face painting.

In charge of this year’s event is senior Michelle Kirby, of Grand Rapids, who believes that the fair is a “great experience” for dental hygiene students to practice giving X-rays and sealant applications.

Community dentistry is another skill a hygienist can use to further their career. Reaching out to underserved populations or those unaware of the importance of dentistry is definitely something communities need,” Kirby, a dental hygiene major and president of SADHA said. 

She has volunteered for the event in previous years and has been raising money with SADHA since Fall 2011 to prepare for this event. Volunteers for the event include: Ferris students, staff, faculty, local dentists and hygienists.

This event is sponsored by the SADHA.

To learn more about the American Dental Hygiene Association visit http://www.adha.org/students/index.html

Last updated: 06-07-2013