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
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
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
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