Cary Family Dental Provides Dental Health Presentations to Local Schools for Fifth Year
Preschool and elementary school students taught the importance of early tooth care and health
CARY, NC – April 26, 2011 – In conjunction with Children’s Dental Health Month, Cary Family Dental recently presented five dental health presentations to approximately 175 preschool and elementary students in Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs. Crystal Koran, RDH; Samantha Hardee, DA; and Tanya Nelson gave presentations to students at Salem Elementary, Holly Springs Elementary, and Preston Children’s Academy. This is the fifth consecutive year that the dental practice has provided these free presentations to the community.
Cary Family Dental offers educational dental presentations in February to coincide with Children’s Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Koran says that early education about the importance of proper tooth maintenance is important to ensuring lifelong optimal dental health.
“We enjoy being able to provide this program to the area children every year,” says Koran. “It is very rewarding to be able to introduce them to proper oral hygiene and habits. We know that early education is key and establishing good habits at such an early age is very important. We look forward to doing these presentations again next year!”
Cary Family Dental provided 30-minute interactive presentations which included puppets, a game teaching healthy foods, and information on healthy oral hygiene habits and brushing techniques. The hygienists also encouraged regular dental appointments. Each student was also given a gift bag which included dental supplies, a coloring book, crayons, stickers, and a dental informational brochure for parents.
Kristen Roberts, a Special Programs Teacher from Salem Elementary, received one of Cary Family Dental’s presentations last year. She said that the manipulatives and video provided by Cary Family Dental really held her students’ attention. She said that the benefits of the presentation were two-fold.
“The children now have more knowledge of their teeth, and it’s always good for them to see health providers before being put in an office/clinic situation,” said Roberts. “I also liked the way [the presentation] was easily adapted to our population of children with special needs.”
Cary Family Dental offers free dental health presentations to preschools and elementary schools in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any educator interested in booking a presentation at his or her school for next year can contact Cary Family Dental at 919-371-4428.
About Cary Family Dental
Cary Family Dental is located near the corner of Kilmayne Drive and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, NC and provides a trusted tradition of personalized, comfortable, and affordable care. Dr. Allan Acton has trained extensively and offers comprehensive cosmetic and family dental care in Invisalign, veneers, implants, dentures, emergency care, fillings, crowns, root canals and periodontal therapy. He has been named one of the Best Cosmetic Dentists in Western Wake County by Cary Magazine for three consecutive years (2008-2010). Cary Family Dental serves families in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas. For more information, call 919-371-4428 or visit www.carydental.com.
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