Free fluoride treatments spreading smiles at LAS

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Swishin’ and spittin’–Students in Rachel Cox’s third grade class at C.J. Sullivan school in L’Anse take their dental care very seriously, exhibited by their winning form in the school’s fluoride program. The program is offered free of charge this year thanks to a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation. Students pictured above, l-r, are Emmy Mensch, Tessa Lanczy, Brooklyn Dompier and David Roy.

by Nancy Besonen
Free fluoride treatments administered by the Health Occupations II class are giving students plenty to smile about at L’Anse Area Schools (LAS). A grant from the Delta Dental Foundation is covering the cost of fluoride treatments for elementary school students throughout the UP this year and next. At L’Anse, the high school Health Occupations II class is enjoying the added benefit of valuable hands-on experience by working with participants. Intro to Health Occupations and Health Occupations II are geared for students interested in a career in the health field. They’re taught by LAS Nurse and HOSA Advisor Laura Schneider, who has administered the fluoride treatment in the schools for over 20 years, now with help from her students.  To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.