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New Haven Completes Preventative Services Program for the 2012-2013 School Year

The New Haven Elementary School whisked through their second fluoride varnish event at top notch speed. This was due to some phenomenal volunteers who gladly rolled up their sleeves to help. The healthy smiles of the children at New Haven would not be possible without the help of such cheerful volunteers!

Thank you New Haven parents and students from the Four Rivers Career Center of Washington for all your help!


Brenda Korman applied varnish to Kyra Mauntel.

Lya Struckhoff applied fluoride varnish to her son, Lucas Struckhoff.
 

The fabulous team of volunteers: front row from left to right: Jaryn Love, Taylor Goad, and Olivia Faerber. Back row from left to right: Lya Struckhoff, Lauren Elzey, Abigail White, and Krystal Kopmann.
 

PSP for Young Hearts

Young Hearts Learning Center in High Ridge, Missouri has once again opened its doors to the Preventive Services Program (PSP), which offers dental screenings and fluoride varnish to any child in the state of Missouri. The day care center accepts children as early as six weeks old, giving dental screeners (and in this case, dental hygiene students) an opportunity to examine newly erupted teeth and apply a thin coating of fluoride varnish to prevent dental decay.

Pictured here are dental hygiene students (front row) Melissa Lair, Brooke Heuer, (second row) Cara Schuler, Amanda Suttmueller, Ricki Leach, (back row) Melissa Hanneman, Megan Brandt, Stephanie Abraham, Kimberly Smeehuyzen, Cheryl Hunt from Missouri College.

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Healthy, Happy Smiles

Bright smiles and happy faces are the rewards a dental hygiene student gets for a job well done at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center. Earlier in the school year, the preschool children at this center took part in a dental screening and fluoride varnish event. One happy camper, four-year-old Roniyah Stewart, joyfully displays her pearly whites during a return visit from the hygiene students after she received a second application of fluoride varnish.

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Pictured below are dental hygiene students Kaley Hubbs, Cara Schuler, Stephanie Abraham, Cheryl Hunt, Evgenyia Alworth, Kveta Holmes and Lynette Wills from Missouri College.

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UMKC Pre-Dental Students Participate in Department of Health Oral Health Program

The Gillis Home for Boys School in Kansas City, MO partnered with the Department of Health and Senior Services Preventive Services Program (PSP) for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eleventh on March 9, 2013. Thirty students received an oral screening, oral health instructions and a free toothbrush & toothpaste. Ten UMKC Pre-Dental Students assisted with serving as recorders for the two hygienists conducting the oral screenings and also provided the oral health education component for the students. The data collected during the oral screenings help identify students with unmet dental needs.

UMKC Pre-Dental Students Participate in Department of Health Oral Health Program

 

UMKC Pre-Dental Students Participate in Department of Health Oral Health Program

 

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Loads of Healthy Smiles were recently covered with fluoride varnish, during the New Haven Elementary School Fluoride Varnish Program. This community supported program was very successful, as approximately 100 students from Kindergarten through the 3rd grade gladly bared their teeth to the volunteers participating in the program. Two area dentists and a hygienist volunteered their time to perform screenings for caries, as well as for other dental issues. After the screening, parent volunteers applied the varnish to the healthy smiles.
New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 the above volunteers helped make smiles at New Haven Elementary School brighter! Pictured left to right in the front row: Amber Kocinski, Dr. Jackie Miller, Dr. Jenifer Moser. Second row: Tara Anderson, Kay Politte, Stephanie Nicks, Crystal Kopmann. Back row: Evelyn Lucas, Susan Legg Anita Frater and Virginia Jones.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Hygienist Amber Kocinski screens first grade student, Dale Groppe.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Dr. Jackie Miller screens first grade student, Brandon Canania.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Dr. Jenifer Moser screens first grade student, William Petty.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Sophia Long, a kindergartener, gets a brush of fluoride by volunteer Crystal Kopmann.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Volunteer Tara Anderson reloads her brush while Kindergarten student, Kaitlyn Taylor, patiently awaits her first application of varnish.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Kindergartener Trevor Grater puts on a big smile for his mother, Anita Grater, who volunteered to help with Healthy Smiles.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Volunteer Virginia Jones kept busy by keeping active students, like Logan and Lucas Struckhoff, busy while they awaited their turn for screenings and varnish application.

New Haven Elementary Participates in Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program

Volunteer Susan Legg made sure that the varnish was applied extremely well on all teeth for 3rd grade student, Seth Malawey.