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FDTC Hosting Little Smiles Event

Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Dental Department will host its 2nd Annual Little Smiles Free Children’s Dental Care event again this year in honor of National Children’s Oral Health month in February.

The FDTC Dental Hygiene Department will be giving out free dental care for children at its Health Sciences campus located at 320 West Cheves Street in Florence from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, February 19th, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th.

Free dental care includes dental assessments, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants.

Last year, more than 100 children were seen for preventive dental treatment, which totaled $29,165 worth of free care. The College had 33 dental hygiene and assisting students and over 20 students from the Early Childhood Development Department participate.

The event was such a success, that this year FDTC added a second day to accommodate the number of children in attendance, FDTC Dental Hygiene and Assisting Program Director Alicia L. Johnston said.

“It is our hope to teach students to serve their community while they are in school, and then after they graduate,” Johnston said. “This event allows us to instill those values of service into our students while meeting a need for the children within our local community. It is our honor to serve and host this event each year.”

Appointments are required to be seen. Please call (843) 661-8224 to make an appointment.

Johnston added that both first, and second-year dental hygiene and assisting students will be participating in this outreach event.

To learn more about the Dental Hygiene and Expanded-Duty Dental assisting programs visit FDTC.edu.

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