Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) dental students combined with Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society, and local dental professionals to provide over $45,000 in free services to low-income children during their annual Free Dental Care Day on February 5. Children ages 6-13 were eligible for the services.
The group treated 144 children in the Dental Clinic on the LWTC campus. During the day they placed 405 sealants, took 291 bitewing x-rays, and administered 133 fluoride varnish treatments. The Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society estimated the day’s services to be worth nearly $45,000. In 2010, the groups treated 134 children.
On March 5, they will provide follow up treatments to some of the children.
The LWTC dental students and Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society would like to thank those companies that provided supplies, including Donelle Lundgren of Burkhart Dental Supply Co. Inc., Mark Konings & Brian McIntyre of 3M, Holly Risner of Dental Health Products, Inc., Tim Mayo & Mary Skittrall of Patterson, ADA, Henry Schein and “Give Kids a Smile” program.
Plans are underway for the 2012 event.
About Lake Washington Technical College
Lake Washington Technical College was founded in 1949 and offers affordable professional and technical training for today’s job market. Training is available in 39 programs, with 107 degree and certificate options: information technology; business & service; health & fitness; manufacturing & transportation technologies; and arts, language & science. The college’s main campus is located in Kirkland, WA, with branch campuses in Redmond, WA, and Duvall, WA. For further information on LWTC please visit www.lwtc.edu or call 425-739-8100.