Giving Everyone a Reason to Smile

dental students at work on a patient

Good dental hygiene with regular checkups is important but can also be expensive. That’s why at Forsyth Tech, one of the benefits of offering the best education in dental education is instruction through hands- on experience and giving back to the community.

In addition to the low-cost dental clinic offered from February through June, the dental education and health technologies programs offered a free clinic this year on February 23, 2018 for both children and students in the community. And, that gives everyone a big reason to smile.

“What a great event,” said Linda Latham, dean of health technologies. “There were lots of happy children’s faces leaving the clinic.”

Nineteen children and five Forsyth Tech students received free sealants and x-rays. The sealants were generously provide by Henry Schein Dental Company.

“This is a great opportunity for all of our dental assisting and dental hygiene students to work together as  team to accomplish a wonderful community service,” said Jannette Whisenhunt, department chair, dental education. “We do this each year for ‘Children’s Dental Health Month.’