What better time than National Dental Assistant Recognition Week to share an example of their impact on young lives?

Learning how to brush and floss is vital to maintaining good oral health, and students and their instructors in Aston, Pennsylvania recently shared those skills with 71 eager children.

Dental Assisting/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant students Lindsey Borish and Brianna Yakscoe, along with Harcum College DA/EFDA Adjunct Instructor Maureen Reese, presented a lesson on how to maintain good oral healthcare to 71 kindergarten students at Hilltop Elementary school in Aston, Pennsylvania on February 25.

According to Harcum.edu:

“They were very excited to ask and answer questions and tell us stories about their own dental experiences. What a great feeling to know that as educators, we can help teach while making it informative and fun,” said Harcum instructor Maureen Reese.

The students were entertained by special puppets and teeth models, (shown) along with books on how to brush their teeth donated by Kristin Haegele Hill and Bonnie Magliochetti from the program Healthy Teeth Healthy Children, and Mrs. Dossie Cavallucci, Harcum College DA Program Director, according to the story.

As the lesson came to a close, the Harcum students were able to give each child a new toothbrush with toothpaste donated by Mandy Hull and Bob Smedley from Benco Dental. The teachers were also given special gifts donated by Dr. Jerald Matt from Mainline Impressions in Bryn Mawr, Pa.