MCC Daily Tribune

Children's Dental Health Month

Fifty children (ages 2-14) received high quality dental care free of charge at Monroe Community College's annual Give Kids A Smile event on February 2, 2019. Held at the college's Brighton Campus, the event provides valuable care to children and helps MCC student-hygienists gain the clinical experience needed to earn MCC's dental hygiene associate of applied science degree. In support of Give Kids A Smile, MCC student-hygienists provided cleaning, fluoride treatment, and x-rays services under the supervision of MCC faculty. Seven local dentists, members of the 7th District Dental Association, volunteered their time and provided examinations. MCC's dental hygiene program and Give Kids A Smile events continue to grow through the partnership and support of the 7th District Dental Society. MCC's Dental Hygiene graduates approximately 30 dental hygienists each year, culminating in a spring pinning ceremony. Each year, approximately 6,000 patients receive care at the clinic for little or no cost.

Lawrence, David
Dental Clinic; Health Professions