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Henry Elementary School Participates in Preventive Services Program

Henry Elementary School in Clinton partnered with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Preventive Services Program (PSP) for students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth. Over 500 children received an oral screening, two cavity prevention fluoride varnish applications (second application to be applied in fall 2012), oral health instructions and a free toothbrush and toothpaste. Three local dental hygienists conducted the oral screenings and several school nurses, nurse aids, and 21 trained occupational health students assisted with the fluoride varnish applications. The data collected during the oral screenings help identify students with unmet dental needs.

Below: Andra Ferguson, a local dental hygienist, conducts an oral screening on a Henry Elementary student during the elementary school oral health event on April 23, 2012.

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