WCU Gives Community Something to Smile About During Dental Health Month

In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, West Coast University dental hygiene students provided free dental services and education to children and young adults at the 2024 Smile Camp Kid’s Day event.  

“The experience that our students are getting from a community service event like this is invaluable,” WCU dental hygiene instructor Annette Stelter said. “They’ll be able to remember and reflect on this and take it with them every step of the way into their career.”  

Held at the WCU Dental Hygiene Clinic in Anaheim, students provided no-cost dental services, including screenings, cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, and therapeutic restorations.  

“It’s really nice to know how to communicate with the younger demographic,” said WCU dental hygiene student Seleste F. “I think it’s really important to emphasize oral health at an early start so that patients and the community, in general, have better oral health in the long run.”  

Serving more than 15,000 patients a year, the Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public Monday through Friday for all adults and children. To schedule an appointment, please call (877) 928-2546. For details on hours and services provided, visit our website.  

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