By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer
Sub headline: Sealant Day to be hosted in honor of National Children’s Dental Month
The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program is conducting a free sealant day in honor of National Children’s Health Month. Sealant Day will provide youth ages 6-17 with free sealants and dental exams. In addition, adults will also have the opportunity to participate in a free dental examination by CBC’s Dental Hygiene students and faculty.
Members of the community and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in this free annual event. Sealant Day will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The free event will take place inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building at CBC Beeville’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.
A sign-in sheet will be provided the day of the event to ensure that all patients have an opportunity to be seen; no appointments will be accepted. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive services from the CBC Dental Hygiene Department.
Youth who require sealants, a preventative measure that acts as a barrier between the tooth and cavities, will receive them during their examination. The dental examinations that will be provided by CBC Dental Hygiene students will include: a review of the patient’s oral health history, a physical examination of the patient’s mouth and a referral for dental treatment, if necessary.
Individuals who will not be able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program. The College’s Dental Hygiene program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleanings for the general public on:
Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday & Thursday
Fees for the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic are: free for senior citizens (65 & older), military (active & retired) and CBC faculty & staff; $5 for CBC students with a valid student ID; and $10 for the general public. Additionally, multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients after the first initial visit.
For more information about Sealant Day or to schedule an appointment with CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, please call (361) 354-2555.