Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The tooth fairies are real...

...and all of them work right here 2-3 days a week!

For the month of Nov, Community Dental was able to see 36 children. The important thing to note is not the # of children seen, but the amount of cavities they took care of. They spent a long time on many children who had anywhere from 8-13 cavites!, as young as 5 years old.

We were able to combat 206 cavities!!!
170 were fillings
31 were extractions
5 were crowns + baby root canals

On the preventive side, we were able to seal 67 healthy molars - to help prevent cavities!

For dental history, 20 of the children did not have any dental history

8 children went to a dentist greater then a year ago (some going back four years ago).

8 who saw a dentist less then one year ago...but many were not taken back to finish dental treatment because there were still cavities left untreated.

As we consider nutrition and wellness as a function of educating the whole child - it is important to note what an integral role literacy, small learning communities, personal health and partnerships play in establishing life long practices that will change their lives forever!


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