Red River first and second grade students had the opportunity for dental screening and basic services last Friday morning at the school. The event was sponsored by Blue Cross and AHEC of a Smile.
Students who had received parental permission were screened for dental health problems. They also had a fluoride varnish and dental sealants applied. The students also received oral health educational materials.
Employees of Southern Roots, a dental practice in Shreveport, performed the screenings. Office Manager Abby Howell said, “They volunteered to perform preventative treatments in addition to the screenings. We saw about 100 kids today.”