Teledentistry Program Teaches Students About Health, Provides Them Services
Dental hygienists and assistants from the organization routinely visit schools to offer cleanings, X-rays and other services to students while also sending appointment results to a licensed dentist for evaluation.
Los Angeles Times:
Kids Who Can't Get To A Dentist Get Better Smiles Through Mobile Teledentistry At Their Schools
The drink display was one of the many educational tools the mobile teledentistry program — provided by Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County — uses to teach students about dental health while also providing them with dental services. With a focus on serving low-income youth who may not have transportation to a dental office or whose parents cannot miss work to take them to appointments, the program has set up shop in Danbrook school, Centralia Elementary School in Anaheim and Wilson Elementary School in Santa Ana. (Chan, 6/8)