Gilchrest Dental visits local schools to educate students about oral health
In celebration of Dental Health Month, the staff at Gilchrist Dental Care traveled to local preschools throughout February to educate children on the importance of taking good care of their teeth.
With the help of “Daisy the Dinosaur,” a stuffed puppet, and her “children,” Delilah and Duke, Gilchrist assistants educated more than 450 excited students.
“February is my favorite month of work,” said Nicole Schilling, dental assistant. “I love seeing how excited the kids are about learning to care for their teeth. They really enjoy all the hands-on activities we do, but the best thing is always the dragon squirting water.”
Dr. Dan Gilchrist and his staff have been visiting local schools during February for the past 15 years.
“I started Dental Health Month presentations by talking to my daughter’s kindergarten class,” said Gilchrist. “The teacher invited me to come back the next year, and soon other teachers were asking me to come into their classrooms as well. It just kept growing from there. I’m happy to see how much the program has grown. We really enjoy it, and I know the kids do too.”