Oral health message making rounds at elementary schools

Andrew Wagstaff
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RIVER HEBERT – Grade Three students in elementary schools around Cumberland County are getting to know their teeth a little bit better.

Jennifer Poulos, a dental hygienist with the Cumberland County public health office, has been visiting all county schools to give students a better understanding of oral health and the importance of looking after their teeth. The afternoon of April 20 saw her stop at River Hebert Elementary School, where the message seemed to be well received.

The talks are targeting Grade Three students because MSI provincial dental coverage ends for children at age 10, and Poulous said they want to get the information to as many families before that happens.

“If we can promote awareness and let parents know that their coverage is still ongoing until they turn 10, then hopefully they will get their checkups done and any treatment done now,” she said.

(For the full story, see the April 30 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: River Hebert Elementary School, The Citizen

Geographic location: Cumberland County, RIVER HEBERT

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