Screening and Sealant Day was a very successful collaboration between the Montgomery Bucks Dental Society, the Valley Forge Dental Association and the Abington Police Athletic League. We started planning in Nov. 2011 and targeted children between the ages of 7—18, registered with PAL. The services received were oral screenings, bite wing x-rays, orthodontic and periodontal screenings. If permanent molars were healthy, sealants were placed on them and each child received 4 quadrants of fluoride varnish. Volunteering their time were 5 doctors and 2 residents from Abington Hospital’s residency program, Manor College’s Director of their EFDA Program and Education Coordinator who brought along 6 second year and 8 first year students. Our office and another in Jenkintown worked to attend to 19 children, who received over $7300.00 worth of FREE dental services! VOCO Dental donated all our sealant material and fluoride varnish. Each child also went home with a “goodie bag” filled with donations from, Aqua Fresh, Crest/Oral B, Colgate, Listerine and VOCO Dental. We have started to plan now for our 2nd Annual Event with hopes that it will be bigger and better to help our community children who truly need care.
A great BIG THANK YOU to all who participated and made a difference in the life of each child seen.