MCCC, Pottstown Organizations Hold Children’s Dental Sealant Program

Pottstown, PA — The Dental Hygiene program at Montgomery County Community College is partnering with the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation and Community Health and Dental Care to offer a free Children’s Dental Sealant program on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During this community outreach event, children ages 6 to 14 will received free oral examinations and sealant application performed by licensed dental hygienists in consultation with a licensed dentist. The College’s dental hygiene students will provide support services. A dental sealant is a clear, preventive coating placed on permanent back teeth to prevent dental decay.

The sealant program will be held at Community Health and Dental Care, 11 Robinson St., Suite 100, Pottstown. Space is limited, and appointments are required. Call 610-326-7405 to make an appointment or for additional information.

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MCCC, Pottstown Organizations Hold Free Children¹s Dental Sealant Program‏

Pottstown, Pa.—Montgomery County Community College’s Dental Hygiene program is partnering with the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation and Community Health and Dental Care to offer a free Children’s Dental Sealant program on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The sealant program, held at Community Health and Dental Care, 11 Robinson St., Suite 100, Pottstown, is a community outreach effort during which free oral examinations and sealant placement will be provided for children ages 6-14.  Space is limited, and examinations are by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis.  Appointments can be made by calling 610-326-7405.

A dental sealant is a clear, preventive coating placed on permanent back teeth in order to prevent dental decay.  During the sealant programs, preventive services will be performed by licensed dental hygienists in consultation with licensed dentists.  Auxiliary support services will be provided by MCCC dental hygiene students.

For additional information, call 610-326-7405.

MCCC Offers Anesthesia Course For Certified Dental Hygienists

Blue Bell, Pa.—This spring, the Dental Hygiene program at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will offer a course to train licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. The course, “Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists,” begins Feb. 7 and runs through April 24.

The 32-hour, PA Board of Dentistry-approved course includes six weeks of online modules and three on-campus laboratory sessions in MCCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic at the Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. During the clinical sessions, participants will perform safe and effective local anesthesia administration on clinical partners under the supervision of certified faculty.

To enroll in this course, students must have basic computer skills and must provide proof of liability insurance and copies of their dental hygiene license and their current CPR certification.

To learn more, call 215-641-6623.

MCCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is an accredited 70-credit hour Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) educational program that prepares students to perform dental hygiene procedures in a variety of dental hygiene practice settings and/or to pursue an advanced degree. To learn more, visit mc3.edu/academics and select Areas of Study, Health Sciences, then Dental Hygiene.