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Outreach program teaches dental health

 

November 17, 2017

Forrest Hershberger

Kendra Lauruhn, left, Public Health Registered Dental Hygienist, examines Alliyah Hernandez' teeth while Cooper Grove waits his turn. Lauruhn visited Central Elementary School in Sidney recently as part of the Panhandle Public Health District's dental outreach program. Through the program, age appropriate dental education is provided to elementary students. This is the first year the program has visited Sidney schools, she said.

People are often referred to as having an infectious smile, or for their "pearly whites."

The phrases are references to the appearances and apparent health of a person's teeth.

On Nov. 14-15, representatives of the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) visited Central Elementary School in Sidney promoting proper dental care.

Kendra Lauruhn, PHRDH Public Health Registered Dental Hygienist, explained the importance of consistent dental hygiene practices and snack choices to preschool and kindergarten students as part of the agency's outreach program.

Lauruhn taught students the importance o...



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