Coastal’s Dental Hygiene Students Host Sealant Clinic

 

The Coastal Carolina Dental Hygiene Association (CCDHA) joins thousands of dental hygienists nationwide who are committed to improving America’s oral health.

Unfortunately, children are at risk for one of the most preventable chronic oral conditions.  The CCDHA reports that according to the Centers for Disease Control, the most chronic childhood disease is dental decay.  However, decay can be decreased in children by more than 60% when sealants are placed on permanent molars.  Sealants are thin plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of permanent back molars that erupt around the ages of 6 and then again around the age of 12 (called first and second molars).

As part of the Dental Professions Club and Community Dental Health Class of Coastal Carolina Community College’s continuing efforts to provide preventive services to school children, we will be conducting a dental sealant at CCCC’s dental clinic.  The CCCC dental hygiene students and faculty will be working with members of the NC Oral Health Section, Onslow County Dental Society, local dental offices, and Coastal Carolina Dental Hygiene Association to conduct a sealant project with the students of Blue Creek Elementary School on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m.