In November, students at Canton Elementary School in Lewis County took part in the Preventive Services Program for their second year in a row. With the help and support of one dentist, Dr. C. Clark Todd, DDS, 243 children from preschool through the 6th grade were screened, and with the additional help of the school nurse and a handful of community volunteers, the children received their first application of fluoride varnish for the year.
According to school nurse, Diane Jorgensen, RN, “Dr. Todd is very community oriented. He is very charitable and compassionate.” She states that prior to the implementation of PSP, Dr. Todd has for more than 10 years set aside one Wednesday each year to provide dental screenings at this school, spending his entire day there. “We feed him lunch, but that’s the only reward he gets!” she comments. Both the school and the families of the children attending this school appreciate the commitment and time this local dentist spends at Canton Elementary.
Pictured above are school nurse Diane Jorgensen, RN and Allie Ruffcorn.
Below are Michelle Frazier, RN and Avery Uhlmeyer.