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From left to right; Tooth Fairy Vy Nguyen, Toothpaste Alicia Findley, Dr. Gail Barnes, Instructor of Dental Hygiene Joanna Harris. (Erin Fender photo).[/caption]
The Clayton State University Department of Dental Hygiene recently celebrated Dental Hygiene Awareness Day and the centennial of the Dental Hygiene profession.
Not wishing to underplay the importance of the occasion, Dental Hygiene Department Chair Dr. Gail Barnes pulled out all the stops to make the 2013 Dental Hygiene Awareness Day a success… enlisting the help of the Tooth Fairy and a very large tube of toothpaste to also help mark the celebration of 100 years of the Dental Hygiene profession with games, free popcorn, festive fun and free dental hygiene information.
Word has it that the Tooth Fairy was actually Clayton State Dental Hygiene major Vy Nguyen, while fellow Dental Hygiene major Alicia Findley played the role of the toothpaste. Both Clayton State students are from Stockbridge, Ga., clearly a location with a lot of clean teeth.
According to Barnes, the weather for Dental Hygiene Awareness Day was extraordinary as the Department’s Dental Hygiene Games took place on the Clayton State Quad. Everyone who attended the event received a bag of dental products and those who participated in the dental hygiene games won additional dental products.
“A very popular prize was the one liter bottles of Listerine mouthwash,” adds Barnes. “Participants left with oral health supplies and helpful tips on how to take care of their teeth and gums. For those who were unable to attend the festivities, you can get started on your healthy smile by calling the Clayton State University Dental Hygiene Clinic at 678-466-4920 to schedule an appointment.”