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29 Jan 2016

Community College of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association to provide free dental sealants to children on “Sealant Saturday,” Feb. 6

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January 29, 2016 Category: Health Posted by:

Community College of Philadelphia’s dental hygiene students and members of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA) will provide free dental sealants to Philadelphia children, Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 am-2 pm, Community College of Philadelphia’s Dental Clinic, 18th and  Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130. 

. The program is part of PDHA’s “Sealant Saturday” statewide outreach program designed to provide dental services to underserved children throughout Pennsylvania

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Dental sealants are thin, tooth colored coverings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth of children ages 6-16 to help prevent cavities. The average price of a dental sealant ranges between $40-$60 per tooth, but children will get them free of charge February 6.

The College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic has provided examinations, cleanings and x-rays free of charge for more than 30 years. What started as a free dental hygiene and educational service for community members needing dental health care has become an essential part of the city’s health care infrastructure. The 16-chair clinic also serves as a teaching and training facility for students, who can earn up to $70,000 in their first year as dental hygienists. Students serve approximately 1,000 patients each year, many referred by the City of Philadelphia’s District Health Centers.

Important Note:  Advance registration is required because space is limited. Call 215-751-8625 during regular business hours to make an appointment.

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