Tag: Dental Health

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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PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

The Dental Health Services Clinic on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus was full of smiles on March 21 when children from the Wellington Boys and Girls Club received free preventive dental treatment at the Give Kids a Smile event hosted by PBSC’s Dental Hygiene program.
Thirty-four children received a dental cleaning, x-rays (if needed), fluoride treatment, sealants, and oral health education, all performed by students currently enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile 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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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.
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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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