Tag: Dental Hygiene

PBSC seeks local support for new dental health building

The Florida Legislature has allocated $5 million for a new facility for the longstanding, highly regarded dental health education programs at Palm Beach State College, and now College leaders are drumming up additional support for the project.
The Dental & Medical Sciences Technology Building would replace the current 55-year-old structure at the Lake Worth campus, allowing PBSC to incorporate current and future technology required in the core components of the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree and the Dental Assisting postsecondary adult vocational certificate programs. … Continue reading PBSC seeks local support for new dental health building

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Dentists and students make a difference in a day

Many adults in our community can’t afford basic dental treatment, so for the third year in a row, local volunteer dentists teamed up with Palm Beach State College Dental Health students to do something about it.
Dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, assisted by PBSC Dental Health students, treated 42 adults at Free Dentistry Day held today at the dental clinic on the Lake Worth campus.
The focus of the first-come, … Continue reading Dentists and students make a difference in a day

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PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

Palm Beach State College is seeking nearly $22 million from the Florida Legislature for a new dental health sciences building as part of its legislative priorities for this year.
College leaders say the new facility would replace the existing structure, which was built in 1962 and houses the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program, the Dental Assisting postsecondary adult vocational certificate program and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. … Continue reading PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

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Dental Hygiene students help in first oral health screening for older adults

Poor oral health severely impacts overall health, and no population is more vulnerable than older adults, especially those on a fixed income. They cut back on dental appointments or don’t even have a dentist. Many with dentures wrongly believe that they don’t need a dentist.
Florida is focused on improving oral health in older adults, and Palm Beach State College students are pitching in. Eight students in the College’s Dental Hygiene A.S. degree program participated in Florida’s first Older Adult Oral Health Surveillance Project, … Continue reading Dental Hygiene students help in first oral health screening for older adults

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A day of free dental care for those who can’t afford it at PBSC April 29

Dental care takes a bite out of most budgets, but the organizers of Free Dentistry Day want to help those who truly can’t afford the bite. On Wednesday, April 29, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State dental health students, will treat adults only on a first-come, first-served basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College’s Dental Assisting Program Clinic on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. … Continue reading A day of free dental care for those who can’t afford it at PBSC April 29

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Open House offers dental health professionals continuing education

April 12 event also celebrates 50th anniversary of College’s dental health education programs.
Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services will host its annual Professional Development Open House for dental health professionals on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dental Health Services Building on the College’s Lake Worth campus.
The event will give dental hygienists, dental assistants, dentists and other dental health professionals the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) as well as celebrate the 50th anniversary of Palm Beach State’s Dental Health programs and community dental care. … Continue reading Open House offers dental health professionals continuing education

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Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

Busloads of Head Start preschoolers came to the Dental Hygiene Care Center on the Lake Worth campus to get their teeth checked and cleaned on Feb. 7, the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. 
For the eighth year, Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department hosted the event as part of the American Dental Association’s national day, started in 2003. As tallied by the ADA, the 2014 Give Kids a Smile Day benefited 346,524 children at 1,525 events put on by 9,105 participating dentists and 28,370 volunteers. … Continue reading Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

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