Happy Valley student wins coloring contest sponsored by school-based dental program

Published 11:57 am Friday, February 25, 2022

The School-Based Dental Program within the Northeast Regional Health Office recognized Makayla Harris, a third grade student in Ms. Street’s class at Happy Valley Elementary School in Carter County, as the winner of the coloring contest in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Seventy-two third grade students participated in the coloring contest.
This year’s theme for National Children’s Dental Health Month is “Sealants Make Sense.”
The School-Based Dental Program visits K-8th grade public schools throughout the rural public region serving Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties. Schools are visited on a biennial basis and students who have active permission from their parents or guardians receive sealants, fluoride and/or silver diamine fluoride treatment as needed.
“This program makes it easy for children to receive important preventive care while at school,” said Dr. Alisa Cade, Regional Dental Director for the Tennessee Department of Health. “Our team of dental hygienists make it fun and create a low-stress environment for children to become accustomed to regular oral health examinations.”
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.

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