|Sunken Gardens - Lincoln, Nebraska - July 26, 2007
Topics To Be Announced
Monday Nov. 5, 2012
Monday Febr. 4, 2013
Monday March 4, 2013
Monday May 6, 2013
2012 - 2013Lincoln Dental Assistants Society
|Vice President||Angela Benes |
|Secretary||Aggie Gesch |
Children’s Dental Health Month activity at the Children’s
Museum in Lincoln
Children’s Dental Health – Children’s
Every February, the Lincoln Dental Assistants Society organizes an event to provide oral hygiene instructions
to children. This year, it
was decided to return to the Children’s Museum in Lincoln and devote an entire day to the children at the facility.
Both active and student members
participated in the event, giving the children toothbrushes, oral hygiene instructions, and providing many other activities.
Dental Day at UNMC Dental College in Lincoln Nebraska
CHILDREN'S DENTAL DAY
In fall, 2001, the UNMC
College of Dentistry made a commitment to and began a program to devote its entire Lincoln facility, students, staff and faculty
for a full day to provide dental screening, diagnosis, cleaning and care to underserved children in Nebraska. They have asked
that the dental assistants from Southeast Community College Lincoln Dental Assisting Program join and participate in this
event. Children come typically from non-fluoridated communities and have little or no access to dental care. Children
are usually identified by district health departments, often working in conjunction with school nurses and other care givers.
These volunteers coordinate the children’s participation with the informed consent process which requires the parent
/guardian to give written consent and to provide a health history for the child. The local volunteers also arrange with local
dentist to provide a screening examination at which X-rays are taken and a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan is developed.
For the February program, children from all over eastern Nebraska are identified, screened and come to the college for
a full day. About 200 children are scheduled for procedures ranging from cleaning to restorations, extractions, pulpotomies,
stainless steel crowns and even root canal therapy for some of the older children. Besides clinical dental procedures,
the children are able to take part in educational games and activities deigned to increase their awareness of oral health
and the importance of taking care of their teeth while they are young. Since inception, the event has treated over 4,500 children
and provided services valued at over $2M to low income and underserved children in Nebraska.