Volunteers from the dental profession convened in the Dental Hygiene Lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology on March 17 for the 10th Sealant Saturday community dental health event, for which they provided about $15,000 in free dental services to children between the ages of 7 and 15.
Sealant Saturday is an initiative coordinated by the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association at locations across the state.
The crew of volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental hygiene students at Penn College served 87 children, placing sealants on 407 teeth. Most children also received a fluoride treatment.
Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene
students Mahfuzur “Sunny” Rahman, left, of Williamsport, and Rachel A. Davis, of Littlestown,
provide dental care to a child during a Pennsylvania
Dental Hygienists’ Association Sealant Saturday
event at the college.
The volunteers were joined for the day by Lorraine M. Lockawich, president of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association.
Among the volunteers were 12 Penn College dental hygiene alumni and 22 second-year dental hygiene students.
Children also participated in health-related educational activities devised by the students.
Sealant Saturday supporters include the Northcentral Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association, Dentsply and Premier Dental.