Dental group reaches 11,000 with NCDHM education
April 21, 2014
Toothy fun: Children at Meadowbrook Elementary School dressed as teeth and get "brushed" by dental assistant Crystal Steinbrecher during a toothbrushing demonstration.
.—Dental Associates dentists and staff members throughout Wisconsin hosted oral health education events at daycare centers, YMCAs, preschools and elementary schools in their communities, reaching more than 11,000 children in February for National Children's Dental Health Month.
Dentists and dental assistants from Dental Associates clinics in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Franklin, Sturtevant, Kenosha, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Appleton, north Appleton and Greenville hosted interactive classroom visits in their communities, emphasizing brushing, flossing, regular checkups and healthy diet for good oral health.
"It was exciting to tally the numbers because our 10 clinics reached 11,000 children," said Dr. Thomas Manos, president of Dental Associates. "We're committed to helping our communities in every way we can and enjoy teaching little ones how to care for their teeth."
Presenters discussed brushing twice a day for at least two minutes, flossing, seeing a dentist for regular checkups and the importance of a healthy diet.
Each child received a dental kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and dental care information.