Community Health Foundations Support Children’s Sealant Clinics

by Alana J. Mauger

photo by Matt Carlin

photo by Matt Carlin

Through generous support from the North Penn Community Health Foundation and the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Montgomery County Community College’s Dental Hygiene program will hold two upcoming children’s sealant clinics.

The programs are part of a community outreach effort to provide children ages 6-14 with free oral examinations and sealant placement.

The first sealant clinic is on Thursday, March 14 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, Science Center room 221, 340 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell. Seating is limited and examinations are by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. For information and appointments, call 215-641-6483.

The second sealant clinic is on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Community Health and Dental Care, 11 Robinson St., Pottstown. Space is limited, and examinations are by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis. For information and appointments, call 610-326-7405.

A dental sealant is a clear, preventive coating placed on permanent back teeth in order to prevent dental decay. During the program, preventive services will be performed by licensed dental hygienists in consultation with licensed dentists. Auxiliary support services will be provided by the College’s dental hygiene students.

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