Calhoun offering free dentistry to kids, pregnant women

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Calhoun Community College is teaming up with the Alabama Department of Public Health to give free dental cleaning services to pregnant women and kids under the age of 17.

The partnership hopes to help with the growing need for oral care among children and expecting mothers

Huntsville Hospital hosts virtual toy drive for pediatric patients

“We hope to bring in as many kids and expectant mothers as possible, and provide them with great oral care services before school begins,” Dental Hygiene Program Director Sunnie McWhorter said in a statment. “Dental hygiene is one of those things that gets neglected so often. People assume if they are brushing and sometimes flossing here or there that they are fine, but that is hardly true. Seeing a dentist and receiving a professional cleaning is vital, and that is where our clinic can help.”

The teeth cleanings will be done by students enrolled in Calhoun’s senior-level courses of the dental hygiene program. ADPH employees will do dental services as well.

“Recent dental hygiene rankings for the United States have placed Alabama in the lower percentile,” Bret McGill, Calhoun Dean of Health Sciences, said in a statement. “This means teaching children good dental habits must begin as early as possible, and that is the primary goal of our partnership with ADPH,” says McGill.

Calhoun’s new dental hygiene program and lab at its Decatur campsu opened last year with state-of-the-art equipment to provide dental care to the community at a reduced rate.

The program will provide services including child and adult dental cleanings, treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis, dental x-rays, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and teeth whitening.

The services will be available to the public at the Decatur campus beginning mid-August.

To learn more about Calhoun’s dental clinic, or to make an appointment, visit their website here:

Close Modal

Suggest a Correction

Baby News

Related Posts

Kyle Sandilands’ pregnant fiancée Tegan Kynaston holds a baby shower

Comments Off on Kyle Sandilands’ pregnant fiancée Tegan Kynaston holds a baby shower

Luxe Sydney Listings D’Leanne Lewis talks being pregnant at 50 through IVF and sperm donation: ‘Everyone thinks I’m crazy’

Comments Off on Luxe Sydney Listings D’Leanne Lewis talks being pregnant at 50 through IVF and sperm donation: ‘Everyone thinks I’m crazy’

Ignaczak: I’m actively trying to get pregnant. Overturning Roe v. Wade terrifies me | Other Opinions

Comments Off on Ignaczak: I’m actively trying to get pregnant. Overturning Roe v. Wade terrifies me | Other Opinions

I’m Not Pregnant Now, I Can Be Before Our Wedding: Mo-Bimpe Speaks on Her Love for Lateef Adedimeji ▷ Nigeria news

Comments Off on I’m Not Pregnant Now, I Can Be Before Our Wedding: Mo-Bimpe Speaks on Her Love for Lateef Adedimeji ▷ Nigeria news

Pelosi’s name game, The Recount’s ‘pregnant men’ and more

Comments Off on Pelosi’s name game, The Recount’s ‘pregnant men’ and more

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Comments Off on Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Tax credit for life-affirming pregnancy centers to benefit Vicksburg’s Center for Pregnancy Choices – The Vicksburg Post

Comments Off on Tax credit for life-affirming pregnancy centers to benefit Vicksburg’s Center for Pregnancy Choices – The Vicksburg Post

It’s never okay to ask someone if they’re pregnant – here’s why

Comments Off on It’s never okay to ask someone if they’re pregnant – here’s why

Winwyn Marquez is pregnant

Comments Off on Winwyn Marquez is pregnant

Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Child & Good Samaritan – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Comments Off on Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Child & Good Samaritan – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Tanya Hennessy reveals her heartbreaking frustration at trying to get pregnant

Comments Off on Tanya Hennessy reveals her heartbreaking frustration at trying to get pregnant

Gabby Petito: Coroner denies theory that she was pregnant

Comments Off on Gabby Petito: Coroner denies theory that she was pregnant

Create Account



Log In Your Account