First Posted: 6/25/2013
The Luzerne County Community College Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (NPDHA) recently held a Kids’ Cavity Prevention Day at the college’s Benco Dental Clinic at the LCCC Health Sciences Center. The program was for children ages 3-16 and included free dental exams, free cavity varnish to strengthen enamel and help prevent tooth decay, free pit and fissure sealants and dental X-rays when indicated, free oral hygiene instruction and a free toothbrush. Table clinics displayed dental health information for parents and children. Participating in the event are, from left, first row Renae Novitski, Kingston; Marcy Bronsburg, Wilkes-Barre; Stephanie Kimble, Charles Town, WV; Lauren Castelli, Archbald; Erica Beaver, Berwick; Kaitlyn Raup, Danville. Second row, Lloyd H. Mordan, Muncy Valley; Carmine Maddon, Hazleton; Ashley Bieber, Berwick; Stephanie Rodzinak, Plains; Holly Dottle, Vandling; Ariel Allen, Kingston; Jarrod Swingle, Simpson. Third row, Julie Cleary, Macungie, dental health, NPDHA and associate professor, dental hygiene, LCCC; Maureen Savner, Mountain Top, associate professor, dental hygiene, LCCC; Amy Gulla, West Pittston; Jennifer Jones, Bloomsburg; Lisa Robins, Plymouth; Cathryn Brown, Clarks Summit, director, dental health, LCCC; Dr. Deborah Vilegi Peters, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC; Barbara Montante, Wilkes-Barre, associate professor, dental hygiene, LCCC.