Hudson Valley Community College Celebrates Children\'s Dental Health Month With Activities
CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 5, 2004
||Kids, Dentists and Dental Hygienists celebrate Children\'s Dental Health
Month at Hudson Valley Community College.
||Two events sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College
will help Capital District children celebrate Children\'s Dental Health
Month this week.
From 9 a.m. to noon,
Friday, Feb. 6, preschoolers from around the area will be
in the college\'s Dental Hygiene Clinic to receive preventive dental
hygiene services. The American Dental Association program, "Give
Kids a Smile," is co-sponsored by the Third District Dental
Society and the Fourth District Dental Society. Representatives from
the state\'s Division of Criminal Justice Services also will be on hand
to provide fingerprints and photo IDs for the kids.
From 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, approximately 120
local Daisy-level Girl Scouts will tour the college\'s Dental Hygiene
Clinic with students from the college\'s Dental Hygiene program. The
Daisies, ages 6-7, will learn the proper way to brush and floss. After
the tour, each scout earns a dental health badge.
Each year, Dental Hygiene students decide on a theme for the day with
the Scouts. Despite the cold weather outside, the Dental Hygiene
students will dress in Hawaiian garb for the event.
||The Dental Hygiene clinic is located in Fitzgibbons Hall (Room 127) on
the Hudson Valley Community College campus, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy.