HACC dental hygiene students and professionals bring Sealant Saturday for children

HARRISBURG – Parents who may be underinsured in dental coverage or who are uninsured can bring their children, ages 6-12, for a free oral health exam and sealant procedures on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
HACC students in dental hygiene, dental assisting and expanded function dental auxiliary areas of study with volunteer dentists and hygienists will begin at 9 a.m. at HACC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, One HACC Drive, Select Medical Room 104.
Scheduling an appointment is recommended. Please contact the clinic at 717-780-2490 or 1-800-222-4222, ext. 2490 or email pjbaltim@hacc.edu. The students, together with volunteer dentists and licensed dental hygienists, will perform a routine oral exam and apply protective sealants on the children’s back teeth.
Sealant Saturday is a statewide service sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, United Concordia, Harrisburg Area Community College Dental Programs, and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society. 
HACC’s dental hygiene students, who are student members of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, strive to improve the public's health, advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing awareness, and ensure access to cost-effective quality oral health care.