CCBC hosts Kids’ Spring Smile-tacular March 20

Mar 01, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4468 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County’s Dental Hygiene program will host the Kids’ Spring Smile-tacular from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021 at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road in the Dental Arts Building.

Services include free dental examinations, cleanings, and fluoride treatments for children ages 5 to 17. CCBC’s Dental Hygiene students will perform services under the supervision of a dentist and Dental Hygiene faculty.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to be treated. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only one adult per child will be allowed. Face coverings when not being treated and social distancing are required.

According to a February 2021 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, caregivers reported that the greatest unmet child health care need during the COVID-19 pandemic was dental care (16%), and unmet child dental care was more common in households where job or income loss occurred. With the Kids’ Smile-tacular, CCBC is hoping to assist those families who may not have been able to continue their children’s dental care during the pandemic.

The dental services are free, but an appointment is required. To register, call 443.840.3340 and leave a daytime telephone number where you can be reached to schedule an appointment. 

About the Community College of Baltimore County (www.ccbcmd.edu)

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2020 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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