Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Germanna Community College dental hygiene students and volunteer dentists saw 18 patients and provided nearly $8,000 worth of free care February 2 during “Give Kids a Smile Day” at the F. Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg. A single patient received $1,000 worth of care.

“Another patient we saved from going to the emergency room, which would have likely been a $5,000 visit to hospital,” said Misty Mesimer, dental hygiene program local coordinator and dental assisting program director at Germanna.

GCC dental hygiene student Carolyn Kellison (left) with Fredericksburg residents Cesar and Sandra Martinez, and their five-year-old-son Dennis.

The free clinic provided care to 18 patients. Services provided included: oral exams, X-rays, fluoride, dental hygiene therapy sealants, fillings, and tooth removal.

 

 

The college’s dental program is based at GCC’s Locust Grove Campus in Orange County.

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Jim Babb

Jim Babb works for Virginia's Community Colleges in the Office of Strategic Communications.

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