February 19, 2015: The Jefferson Cares School Program visited students at LF Blanton Elementary School in Carrollton to teach the importance of good oral health care.
“Our program makes dental care fun and accessible to young students,” says Mario Garcia, Community Wellness Coordinator. “The students learn the proper way to care for their teeth and they are able to take home a nice set of hygiene products to maintain their health at home.”
Kindergarten and first grade students listened and engaged with oral health experts from Jefferson Dental Clinics team. The 160 students learned the both the importance of dental care and how to properly care for teeth through daily brushing and flossing and annual dental exams.
The Jefferson Cares School Program is a prevention program aimed at teaching young students the importance of oral health care from an early age. The program brings dental care to life, through explorative activities and interactive speakers. Every student also goes home with a brand new children’s dental hygiene kit, to promote at home care.
Nurses at schools invite the Jefferson Cares team to present to students during the spring or fall semester. The spring semester of 2015 the Jefferson Cares School program will serve roughly 1,600 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.