Dental Program at Hanford-Dole

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm

In recognition of Dental Health Month, Salisbury Pediatric Dentistry was invited to do a dental health awareness program for Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade at Hanford-Dole.  Yaslin Filpo, dental hygienist, and Jasmine McCain, dental assistant, did a presentation to each grade level which was educational and allowed students to participate in hands-on activities.  Ms. McCain, the dental assistant, shared the book, "The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist," on what to expect when going to the dentist and what is good and bad to eat.  Yaslin Filpo, dental hygienist, taught the children the "Rule of 2" -- brush two times a day for at least two minutes.  The presenters stressed the importance of flossing, brushing, and going to the dentist regularly.  The children learned a song to sing about brushing their teeth "up and down and round and round!"  Students at this age have a fantastic curiosity as well as a desire to learn and this program gave many useful facts in dental hygiene in a positive, caring approach.  all PK--3rd grade students received a NEW toothbrush and tooth-shaped eraser, compliments of Salisbury Pediatric Dentistry.  Fran Simpson and Ann Shepherd, Communities in Schools site coordinators, arranged to have the dental program for Hanford-Dole.

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