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2020 Service-Learning Symposium: Promotion of Dental Hygiene for School-Age Children

Explore digital presentations by College of Coastal Georgia faculty and students related to their service-learning collaborative work for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

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Promotion of Dental Hygiene for School-Aged Children

Authors: Janelle Bancroft, Makayla Hall, Chelsie Magenheimer, and Amber Woodfield

Faculty Supervisors: Julianne Temple, MSN, APRN, CPNP, RN and Lydia Watkins, DNP, MSN, BSN

Community Partner: Altama Elementary School

Abstract:

Throughout the service-learning project we were able to gain knowledge in the care of dental hygiene in school-age children. During our presentation it was apparent that general knowledge and care of teeth was lacking. Working with the school nurse and the service-learning department enabled us to provide tools to help the children care for their teeth. We were able to take our knowledge of dental hygiene and create a presentation that was appropriate for the age group. As a group we felt we were able to provide age appropriate knowledge and tools so that the children can practice good dental hygiene at home.

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