Penn Dental Medicine Students Seal the Deal in Community Outreach to Grade Schoolers

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 10, 2010

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WHAT:

Students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will deliver preventive services to students at the Wilson Alexander school as part of their Community Oral Health Sealant Program. The school-based initiative, organized by Penn Dental Medicine’s Division of Community Oral Health, provides Philadelphia-area second- and sixth-grade students with preventive dental care through the application of dental sealants, which act as protective barriers. The goal is to improve the future of oral health in Philadelphia's communities by preventing dental decay in children.

Sealants take 15-30 minutes to complete, and the program expects to treat between eight and 10 children during each school visit.

WHEN:

March 11, 12, 18 and 19. Student van departs Penn at 10 a.m.

Program begins at Wilson Alexander at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Beginning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 240 S. 40th St.
Event takes place at Wilson Alexander School, 45th Street and Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia.

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