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CCCC hosting Give Kids A Smile program

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03.07.2017College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - The annual Give Kids A Smile program is returning to the Central Carolina Dental Center, 900 S. Vance St. Free dental services will be available for children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17. This year's event will serve children from Lee, Chatham, and Harnett counties.

Central Carolina Community College students from the college's Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs will be assisting in the event.

"CCCC organizes and participates in this annual event in order to provide dental care to children within our service area with limited access to dental services," says Lisa Godfrey, CCCC Dean of Health & Human Services. "The care that our students and local dental professionals provide during the Give Kids A Smile event has proven to educate parents and children about the importance of preventive care and good oral health."

The event includes teeth cleaning, dental examination, sealants, and X-rays. Children will learn about good dental hygiene, eating healthy, staying active, and how taking care of their body and mouth helps them to grow big and strong. All children will be served a healthy snack and leave with a prize.

"This event is critically important because it gives our most susceptible children, those without routine dental care, access to dental services all the while providing an important educational opportunity for our students," says Godfrey.

For more information, call 919-777-7780.

To learn more about the Central Carolina Community College Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs, visit the college website at www.cccc.edu.