In recognition of Children’s Dental Health Month in February, Community Health and Dental Care has been educating their pediatric patients and local elementary students on the importance of proper dental care. The health center’s young patients signed pledges to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes and were even given timers to take home! In addition, a dental health program entitled “D.K. Destroyers” was created in an effort to keep tooth decay under control through proper education and dental care. In February, students of the Lincoln Elementary School in Pottstown met the “D.K. Destroyers” (Paula Kamp, Outreach Director and Beth Desch, Dental Hygienist from CHDC) along with their smiling dragon named Magnum. In an effort to keep dental education interesting, Magnum the dragon helped the students decide which foods were healthy for their teeth and was even able to demonstrate the proper way to brush. For the older students, Beth Desch, Dental Hygienist, showed the students experiments on how acid affects our teeth and provided insight as to how much sugar is hiding in our favorite foods. At the end of the day, all of the students were given dental supply kits, pledge forms, activity books and calendars to keep them on track.
Community Health and Dental Care is committed to caring for this community. It is the mission of Community Health and Dental Care to identify gaps in health services and to ensure access to appropriate levels of care for all people in the service area regardless of their ability to pay. In order to provide access for all, we welcome patients of all ages, with or without insurance. Extended weekday office hours are offered as well as Saturday appointments. For more information on our services or to make an appointment, please call (610) 326-9460 for medical or (610) 326-7405 for dental.