Moral Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Approximately 175 Forsyth Tech students and faculty gave back to the community by volunteering at a free dental clinic held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on November 14 and 15. This group of students included all those in the college’s Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs as well as Nursing and other Allied Health programs. The North Carolina Mission of Mercy and the North Carolina Dental Society ran the clinic, with the goal of treating those who can’t afford the cost of regular dental care. The dental students actually assisted with procedures, including X-rays, teeth cleanings and cap work, while other students assisted with patient check-in and other duties.

The clinic served 850 patients and provided $600,000 in services over the course of the two-day event, with people coming from as far away as Raleigh and camping out overnight in order to see a dentist.