Dental Hygiene Program
Tooth fairies visited Prairie State College recently for the 2014 Healthy Smiles Day. Tooth fairies Lia Armour, left, and Larissa Swanson, right, both students in the dental hygiene program at PSC, visited with a student from Garfield School in Chicago Heights.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Healthy Smiles Day at Prairie State College provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care.
Patty Zuccarello, interim dean of health and industrial technology at Prairie State College, third from left, demonstrates how to brush teeth with elementary school students during the 2014 Healthy Smiles Day on campus.
Aspiring dental hygienist Nichole Jones works on student veteran Portia O'Neal. "Many sicknesses stem from the mouth, and so I want to help give them a healthy smile," Jones said.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | As part of a joint effort between the Prairie State College Student Veterans Club and the PSC Dental Hygiene Program, approximately 10 PSC student veterans each recently received a free teeth cleaning from PSC dental hygiene students.
Prairie State College dental hygiene student Desiree Kirsch volunteers her services to a visitor from the Ukraine in need of dental care. Ten PSC students volunteered their services to treat several young patients temporarily in the United States.
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