November 06, 2017
On Saturday, October 21, Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine-Arizona hosted Super Sealant Saturday, a student-organized community service event to benefit local children.
Over 250 children ages four to 13 received free screenings, cleanings, and molar sealants from 170 dental students under the supervision of 33 licensed dental faculty. Children and their families also received important information on proper oral health maintenance and disease prevention. CDMA students provided an equivalent value of $33,000 worth of dental care at no cost to attendees.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are bonded into the grooves of teeth to help prevent cavities. The coatings create a smoother, easier-to-clean surface on the tooth and help ward off decay. Sealants can be applied as early as age 6, when molars make their appearance.
The Midwestern University Super Sealant Saturday program was presented by Midwestern University's American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and is part of a nationwide initiative to provide children with much-needed dental care.