Free dental screeings for Las Cruces first-graders

February 4, 2010—Las Cruces Sun News—Local member dentists of the New Mexico Dental Association will provide free dental screenings to first-grade students throughout the month of February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dentist will provide free screenings to more than 2,400 first-graders in the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden independent School District. Dentists will collaborate with school nurses to provide the screenings and oral hygiene instructions. “Each student will take home a screening evaluation that informs the parents of any obvious carious lesions and the need to see the dentist every six months,” said Dr. Joy Trigo, chairperson for National Children’s Dental Health Month in Las Cruces. “The students will also be provided with a new toothbrush to encourage dental hygiene.”

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