Dental Squadron holds children’s dental clinic

In observance of National Children’s Health Month, the 435th Dental Squadron is holding “Little Teeth, Big Smiles 2005.”

The program is a walk-in clinic for newborns to 10-year-olds 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For each age group, there is a variety of services offered at the
Ramstein dental clinic, said Staff Sgt. Caroline Bunce, registered
dental hygienist.

Well-baby exams will be available for newborns to 4-year-olds, which
will include an examination, topical fluoride application and home care
Dental examinations and cleanings will be performed on children ages 5 to 10.
This will include X-rays (as determined by a dentist), and a cleaning and fluoride application.    

For children involved in contact sports, custom mouth guards can be made.
“For mouth guards, the child must be able to tolerate an impression
being made of their mouth,” said Sergeant Bunce. “Alternatively,
mouth guards will also be available.”

The clinic will have education stations to discuss and reinforce good oral hygiene habits and techniques.

Also, parents wishing to have a DNA sample and wax bite for emergencies
will have the Toothprint Identification System available to them.
For more information, call Sergeant Bunce at 479-2210.
(Courtesy of the 435th Dental Squadron)