More than 300 families turned out to participate in the 22nd annual Pierce County Dental Society Children’s Dental Health Day. The event was held in the JC Penney Court at the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Wash. Dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and dental treatments were given free of charge to participating children up to age 18. Eleven community agencies participated in the event, handing out free oral health education materials, mouthguards, and dental goodie bags. During the day there were a variety of children’s activities promoting oral health awareness and the importance of improved oral health.
Twenty-one dentists from the Pierce County Dental Society planned and participated in the event. Other dental affiliates participating in the event included: Clover Park Technical College Dental Assistant program, Bates Technical College Dental Assistant program, and Pierce College Dental Hygiene program.
Chompy the Carrot, the Super Tooth, and the Tooth Fairy made special guest appearances and had their pictures taken with children at the event. Chompy the Carrot gave live demonstrations to children and their families about the appropriate way to brush and floss their teeth.
Our hats are off to all the Pierce County dentists who participated in this amazing event: Dr. Jordan Harris, DHD Chair, Dr. Robert Chen, DHD Committee Member, Dr. Sherwin Shinn, DHD Committee Member, Dr. Lotus Su, DHD Committee Member, Dr. Robert White, DHD Committee Member, Dr. Jamie Brooks, Event Photographer, Dr. Steve Beck, Dr. Diantha Berg, Dr. Lisa Buttaro, Dr. Jordan Collins, Dr. Cheri Dunham, Dr. Minou Karbakhsch, Dr. Mostafa Norooz, Dr. Sammy Pak, Dr. Adam Poyfair, Dr. Jeff Reynolds, Dr. Kelcey Rhodes, Dr. Chuck Samuels, Dr. Mark Sundberg, Dr. Houng Tran and Dr. Kevin Xu!