Tag: Dental Assisting

PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

By 5:50 a.m., 35 people were in line, and by 6:50 a.m., all slots were taken at Palm Beach State College’s sixth annual Free Dentistry Day on April 17, its first since the pandemic. By 6 p.m., 10 volunteer dentists, aided by PBSC Dental Health students, had brought relief to 41 adults who otherwise could not afford treatment for their dental pain.
The no-cost treatment, provided at the Dental Assisting Clinic on the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

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Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

More than 1 in 4 adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and those who are low-income are two times more likely to have untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Troubling statistics such as these are why Palm Beach State College is for the sixth year—the first since the pandemic—offering a Free Dentistry Day with the hope of alleviating some of this pain and suffering.
On Wednesday, April 17, … Continue reading Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

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‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treatment, and for the fifth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it.
On Wednesday, April 24, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State Dental Health students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the Dental Health building on the Lake Worth campus. Due to time and space limitations, a maximum of 50 patients will be seen for the day, … Continue reading ‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

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50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

Alberson Azor, a Palm Beach State College student pursuing an A.A. degree, is very glad that he opened a particular email waiting in his College inbox. It was a notice about Free Dentistry Day at the Lake Worth campus.
“It was like a blessing,” said Azor, who was one of 50 low-income adults who got relief at today’s event. “I woke up early, saw the email and definitely had to come here. I had gone to a dentist, … Continue reading 50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

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Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus.
PBSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the internal forum:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Bachelor’s Programs, … Continue reading Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

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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 Services 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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Free Dentistry Day gives relief to 40 adults in need

Dwayne Toney had been suffering with a bad tooth for a long time when his mother-in-law heard on the morning news about Free Dentistry Day at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
“My wife and I came straight down,” said Toney after he received treatment at yesterday’s event. “I had the tooth taken out of my mouth, and they did a wonderful job for me. I’m so happy right now. A dentist was going to charge me $300 to pull one tooth out, … Continue reading Free Dentistry Day gives relief to 40 adults in need

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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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