St. Louis area hygienists jump in to help the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the St. Louis County Health Department with the implementation of the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in the Normandy School District in St. Louis. This is the first year the district has taken part in PSP. Washington Elementary (pictured here) is one of seven schools this group of hygienists visited to provide dental screenings and fluoride varnish. A return visit for the second application of fluoride varnish is planned for February 2012.
Pictured here from back left: Diann Bomkamp, Sheryl Schuchard and Naomi Vance; from front left: Jodi Gates, Suzanne Burton, and Helene Ruddy, the St. Louis area Oral Health Consultant from DHSS. Not pictured with this group of travelling hygienists are Ann Bube, Audra O’Neal, Kimberly Schaub and Elizabeth Hodge.