MCC Publications

Helping Kids Keep a Great Smile

“Give Kids a Smile Day,” an annual event at Middlesex County College, provides free dental care and dental education to area children. Local dentists, hygienists and dental auxiliary students volunteered their time and talents in February. They treated 82 children who received an exam, a cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants, as well as education on how to brush and floss. Those who needed it had cavities filled and extractions performed. The College was one of 1685 locations throughout the United States – nationally almost half a million kids were treated. Here, dental hygienist Jenna DeSimone (MCC class of 2007) treats a youngster during the program.